Carrera Subway 2 Hybrid Bike - 18", 20", 22" Frames, £280 from Halfords
597°Expired

Carrera Subway 2 Hybrid Bike - 18", 20", 22" Frames, £280 from Halfords

£280£35020%Halfords Deals
54
Found 1st Feb
Carrera Subway 2 Hybrid BikeThe Carrera Subway 2 Hybrid Bike is a great bike to hit the roads and trails with, making it ideal for commuting and leisurely rides. With 27 Speed Shimano gears building up speed for your ride is no issue, and paired with Clarks Hydraulic disc brakes this bike really demonstrates its ability to tackle whatever your ride throws at you.

  • Frame: High performing yet light frame courtesy of 6061 aluminium tubing
  • Forks: Rigid - Aluminium for durability and comfort
  • Gears: 27 Speed Shimano gears give hassle free reliable shifting
  • Brakes: Clarks hydraulic disc brakes for self-adjusting stopping power
  • Wheels: Larger 27.5" wheels for optimum urban performance
Carrera Subway 2 Hybrid Bike Extra Info
  • FREE Local Store build
  • FREE Bronze Check after 6 weeks
  • Pre-Delivery inspection + 22 point safety check
  • OR get it delivered boxed for self-assembly
Click here to find out more about the Carrera range
Community Updates

Groups

54 Comments
I've been commuting on an electric bike on and off for a year, but decided to sell it on. I'm looking for a replacement that will be good for my 13 mile round commute. I simply cannot decide between a hybrid and a road bike - I will mostly be on smooth cycle paths and roads. Is this going to be any good?
Banned
Simong_19845 m ago

I've been commuting on an electric bike on and off for a year, but decided …I've been commuting on an electric bike on and off for a year, but decided to sell it on. I'm looking for a replacement that will be good for my 13 mile round commute. I simply cannot decide between a hybrid and a road bike - I will mostly be on smooth cycle paths and roads. Is this going to be any good?



Hybrid Bike
Banned
should have cycle lanes next to motorways now for electric bikes etc.
Simong_198431 m ago

I've been commuting on an electric bike on and off for a year, but decided …I've been commuting on an electric bike on and off for a year, but decided to sell it on. I'm looking for a replacement that will be good for my 13 mile round commute. I simply cannot decide between a hybrid and a road bike - I will mostly be on smooth cycle paths and roads. Is this going to be any good?


Should be alright, I had a 2015 model which was on sale for £180, it had a noisy crank and for other reasons, I sold it on for what I paid
Simong_198433 m ago

I've been commuting on an electric bike on and off for a year, but decided …I've been commuting on an electric bike on and off for a year, but decided to sell it on. I'm looking for a replacement that will be good for my 13 mile round commute. I simply cannot decide between a hybrid and a road bike - I will mostly be on smooth cycle paths and roads. Is this going to be any good?


Hybrid: more comfort, going to be better in ice and rain (wider tyres and disc brakes), however it wont be as fast, but its a commute not a race.
Simong_198441 m ago

I've been commuting on an electric bike on and off for a year, but decided …I've been commuting on an electric bike on and off for a year, but decided to sell it on. I'm looking for a replacement that will be good for my 13 mile round commute. I simply cannot decide between a hybrid and a road bike - I will mostly be on smooth cycle paths and roads. Is this going to be any good?



I'd say it depends on what your commute is like. If it's mostly rolling countryside then I'd say the road bike would be more enjoyable as you'd go faster for less effort so your cruising speed would be higher. Stopping and starting in a city or suburbs though and a hybrid's probably going to be a better option. You'll be more confident filtering past traffic jams with flat bars.

That said I'm a bit biased, I love road cycling and at this point I find hybrids to be a jack of all trades and master of none. That's the reason I only have a MTB and road bikes. The only sort of terrain I'd want to ride on a hybrid personally are trails similar to canal tow paths.
Thanks all.

I've gone for this as it's a good price and I'm eager to get back out there!
Pretty sure it has been this price for ages. Subway 3 was £350 when I was looking.
Not my cup of tea but good for the money.
Boopop39 m ago

I'd say it depends on what your commute is like. If it's mostly rolling …I'd say it depends on what your commute is like. If it's mostly rolling countryside then I'd say the road bike would be more enjoyable as you'd go faster for less effort so your cruising speed would be higher. Stopping and starting in a city or suburbs though and a hybrid's probably going to be a better option. You'll be more confident filtering past traffic jams with flat bars.That said I'm a bit biased, I love road cycling and at this point I find hybrids to be a jack of all trades and master of none. That's the reason I only have a MTB and road bikes. The only sort of terrain I'd want to ride on a hybrid personally are trails similar to canal tow paths.


I haven't tried hybrids, but I've also got the road + MTB setup. My commute can either be pure road or nearly pure (6.5/7.5km) canal towpath. Definitely can't take a road bike down the canal path. Can't say I personally have an issue filtering through traffic with a road bike though, and it's also narrower so less likely to make contact with cars if you are confident enough on it.

Getting a hybrid gives you more flexibility than a road bike by far. An MTB is probably unnecessary for most people unless you want to go on rougher terrain.
at 14kg I hope you dont live anywhere potentially hilly. while it might be a good workout, this bike will be the death of you. Id rather spend the £280 on a second hand bike off ebay or gumtree. You can get some really nice pre-owned Decathlon Triban bike for around £300 and under if you just have a look around
bangorgeoff1 h, 17 m ago

should have cycle lanes next to motorways now for electric bikes etc.


If you have a death wish!(annoyed)
Lonyo8 m ago

I haven't tried hybrids, but I've also got the road + MTB setup. My …I haven't tried hybrids, but I've also got the road + MTB setup. My commute can either be pure road or nearly pure (6.5/7.5km) canal towpath. Definitely can't take a road bike down the canal path. Can't say I personally have an issue filtering through traffic with a road bike though, and it's also narrower so less likely to make contact with cars if you are confident enough on it.Getting a hybrid gives you more flexibility than a road bike by far. An MTB is probably unnecessary for most people unless you want to go on rougher terrain.



Oh I'm fine filtering on a road bike, but those not used to drop bars might find it a bit more difficult at first.

I used to have a hybrid but once I also had a MTB I found it the hybrid to be surplus to requirements. If someone forced me to go for a ride on a canal path but offered me whatever bike I wanted, I'd probably pick a gravel/adventure bike or possibly CX
mcrobbj58 m ago

Hybrid: more comfort, going to be better in ice and rain (wider tyres and …Hybrid: more comfort, going to be better in ice and rain (wider tyres and disc brakes), however it wont be as fast, but its a commute not a race.


I'm not having a dig at your comment by the way, but people can just buy a cheap road bike and put some wider winter tyres on if it's for a commute. It's not just about how fast you get there, it's a lot less effort on a road bike, for the same amount of time. Hybrid bikes aren't as amazing for commutes as people think. Everyone these days is banging on about disk brakes like no one ever rode a bike in the wet without them. I used to ride mountain bikes off-road with no disk brakes or suspension for years. I rode in all weather conditions as fast as I could go, downhill, like a lunatic. I'm not suggesting others should do the same, but most people don't need disk brakes to ride to work.
Genuine question; This is or:
tredz.co.uk/.Ri…ite

(£375 in cycle scheme)

Or anything better around £300-400?
Edited by: "bnwubnfguisr" 1st Feb
Will this bike be OK for my lad the 22im one he is 6ft tall .
Dekard9731 m ago

I'm not having a dig at your comment by the way, but people can just buy a …I'm not having a dig at your comment by the way, but people can just buy a cheap road bike and put some wider winter tyres on if it's for a commute. It's not just about how fast you get there, it's a lot less effort on a road bike, for the same amount of time. Hybrid bikes aren't as amazing for commutes as people think. Everyone these days is banging on about disk brakes like no one ever rode a bike in the wet without them. I used to ride mountain bikes off-road with no disk brakes or suspension for years. I rode in all weather conditions as fast as I could go, downhill, like a lunatic. I'm not suggesting others should do the same, but most people don't need disk brakes to ride to work.


I am a MTB'er and likewise I rode without disc brakes before they were available, but I would never go back. If you cycle is on the flat then yes there is probably not a great deal of difference, however I have a large hill which is also very busy, and I nearly came a cropper as the brakes just werent responsive in the rain (105 brakes). You could call it poor judgement but sometimes things happen that you dont anticpate, as a couple of my roadie mates will testify to (they have had far worse crashes than I have had on the MTB).

On the tyre front, where I live (Edinburgh) we regulary get sheet ice on the cycle paths, your welcome to try your wide road tyres (actually still prett narrow) but I am pretty sure my 2.3 inch ones are going to give me more grip ( especially when some of my colleagues actually use snow tyres).

Lastly on the comfort side - their is a reason than road bikes have carbon forks, maybe your fortunate and have nice smooth roads but a hybrid is also going to iron out some of the nasty feedback.
Edited by: "mcrobbj" 1st Feb
mcrobbj38 m ago

I am a MTB'er and likewise I rode without disc brakes before they were …I am a MTB'er and likewise I rode without disc brakes before they were available, but I would never go back. If you cycle is on the flat then yes there is probably not a great deal of difference, however I have a large hill which is also very busy, and I nearly came a cropper as the brakes just werent responsive in the rain (105 brakes). You could call it poor judgement but sometimes things happen that you dont anticpate, as a couple of my roadie mates will testify to (they have had far worse crashes than I have had on the MTB).On the tyre front, where I live (Edinburgh) we regulary get sheet ice on the cycle paths, your welcome to try your wide road tyres (actually still prett narrow) but I am pretty sure my 2.3 inch ones are going to give me more grip ( especially when some of my colleagues actually use snow tyres).Lastly on the comfort side - their is a reason than road bikes have carbon forks, maybe your fortunate and have nice smooth roads but a hybrid is also going to iron out some of the nasty feedback.


If the conditions are that bad, I'd rather take the train! Or get a Cyclocross
Dekard971 h, 15 m ago

I'm not having a dig at your comment by the way, but people can just buy a …I'm not having a dig at your comment by the way, but people can just buy a cheap road bike and put some wider winter tyres on if it's for a commute. It's not just about how fast you get there, it's a lot less effort on a road bike, for the same amount of time. Hybrid bikes aren't as amazing for commutes as people think. Everyone these days is banging on about disk brakes like no one ever rode a bike in the wet without them. I used to ride mountain bikes off-road with no disk brakes or suspension for years. I rode in all weather conditions as fast as I could go, downhill, like a lunatic. I'm not suggesting others should do the same, but most people don't need disk brakes to ride to work.


As a fat person, going down a hill in the rain with V-brakes was terrifying. Pulling hard on your front to find out it works about as well as your rear in the dry? Yeah no. Never again. Just moved to hydraulic discs and they are amazing by comparison for stopping with the strength of one or two fingers.
Unless, no 6" or 12" Subs.
CampGareth2 m ago

As a fat person, going down a hill in the rain with V-brakes was …As a fat person, going down a hill in the rain with V-brakes was terrifying. Pulling hard on your front to find out it works about as well as your rear in the dry? Yeah no. Never again. Just moved to hydraulic discs and they are amazing by comparison for stopping with the strength of one or two fingers.


And to think we survived without Hydraulic Brakes, for over 150 years without them. How did we survive?
peter1969uk1 m ago

And to think we survived without Hydraulic Brakes, for over 150 years …And to think we survived without Hydraulic Brakes, for over 150 years without them. How did we survive?


By getting off and walking :P or alternatively, by not having enough food to weigh more than 30kg or be over 5 foot tall
Banned
fedex14011 h, 33 m ago

If you have a death wish!(annoyed)


do not widen road. make barrier and small road side for mono
Banned
try cycle in Manila/???????????????
peter1969uk19 m ago

And to think we survived without Hydraulic Brakes, for over 150 years …And to think we survived without Hydraulic Brakes, for over 150 years without them. How did we survive?


My sentiments exactly
Can't find a link to the official size guide from Carerra - can anyone point me to it? Want to check my inside leg measurements.
I have this bike - really . Decent brakes - and frame is solid. Pretty quick on the road vs mountain bike but not so quick against race bikes. But comfort is excellent. The only modification I have done to mine is to put a handlebar riser on, wasn't quite as comfortable on the wrists as I hoped. I paid roughly £240 for this online at cycle republic but only due to a pricing error on site.
Surely the voodoo at 320 is a much better buy than this
Its horses for courses....road riders who train/ride say 4 times a week and clock up
around 150miles a week are 99pc likely to have several road bikes; one for winter rides, mudguards....carbon forks/frame...a more gentle rake on the forks.... 700x28 tyres larger and heavier wheels ...it’s all about wt a winter bike being 2 possibly 3kg heavier than a race summer bike. The single most important thing, no matter what type of bike you ride is size... See GCN on YouTube...or other clips on bike sizing, there a good few. So many buy bikes which are too big for them....and/or aren’t set up correctly ie saddle to high to low....reach is too long /short....The big factor on speed are training miles and power to weight ratio....if you live in a hilly part of the country weight becomes a big factor...Sorry I’m boring myself now.... It’s big subject
This is an entry level hybrid bike, yeah its a bit on the heavy side but having disc brakes is a massively bonus at this price point. No one is disputing the fact that you can cope without them but why not have something that helps you stop quicker and is much more reliable in the wet.
bob_regis3 h, 13 m ago

Don't forget your 7.5% discount if NHS staff....voucher here. £259.00 …Don't forget your 7.5% discount if NHS staff....voucher here. £259.00 https://drive.google.com/open?id=1QGcJul4hzodzEfebUZqcuGZpKpGMmdOY


Much obliged bob
bigtruck10438 h, 5 m ago

Will this bike be OK for my lad the 22im one he is 6ft tall .


I would try both the 20 inch and the 22 inch. I'm a shade under 6 foot, and I wouldn't ride a bike like this that was bigger than 20 inch.
Brakes aside, this is equivalent to a mid 90s mountain bike. It may not be the lightest, but it should be a reliable commute in all weathers. You could even do some cross country mountain biking on it with a bit of care.

V-brakes, if well set up, work fine even in wet weather. The only time I ever felt my v-brakes were going to let me down was cycling down an extremely boggy bit of Telegraph pass in the pouring rain heading towards Snowdon Ranger path. Disc brakes, however, are a considerable step up.
peter1969uk9 h, 31 m ago

And to think we survived without Hydraulic Brakes, for over 150 years …And to think we survived without Hydraulic Brakes, for over 150 years without them. How did we survive?


we used to 'manage' without ABS on our cars.

still doesnt mean I'd want to go back to not having it.
CampGareth10 h, 14 m ago

By getting off and walking :P or alternatively, by not having enough food …By getting off and walking :P or alternatively, by not having enough food to weigh more than 30kg or be over 5 foot tall


Nah, we just used to hope for the best on steep hills. Nothing more life confirming than riding down a steep hill with a passenger on a Chopper.
adamspencer9546 m ago

we used to 'manage' without ABS on our cars.still doesnt mean I'd want to …we used to 'manage' without ABS on our cars.still doesnt mean I'd want to go back to not having it.


I rides motorbikes without ABS and drive cars without ABS. You respect your braking distances no matter what your driving.
Simong_198413 h, 47 m ago

I've been commuting on an electric bike on and off for a year, but decided …I've been commuting on an electric bike on and off for a year, but decided to sell it on. I'm looking for a replacement that will be good for my 13 mile round commute. I simply cannot decide between a hybrid and a road bike - I will mostly be on smooth cycle paths and roads. Is this going to be any good?


I have a hybrid and a road bike and I commute to work. For 13 miles I would recommend a road bike so that you can get there in decent time. Something like a Ribble Winter is a cracking bike for the money.
peter1969uk2 h, 36 m ago

I rides motorbikes without ABS and drive cars without ABS. You respect …I rides motorbikes without ABS and drive cars without ABS. You respect your braking distances no matter what your driving.


its not only about braking distance, it's about general control of the vehicle in all road conditions

i would still avoid anything without ABS because standards improve over time
Simong_198419 h, 5 m ago

I've been commuting on an electric bike on and off for a year, but decided …I've been commuting on an electric bike on and off for a year, but decided to sell it on. I'm looking for a replacement that will be good for my 13 mile round commute. I simply cannot decide between a hybrid and a road bike - I will mostly be on smooth cycle paths and roads. Is this going to be any good?


Neither. A cyclocross/gravel bike would be my choice.
Post a comment
Avatar
@
    Text