Carrera Subway 2012 Hybrid Bike - 18" & 20" Frame - £199.99 Delivered @ Halfords
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Carrera Subway 2012 Hybrid Bike - 18" & 20" Frame - £199.99 Delivered @ Halfords

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Found 24th Dec 2012
Fantastic bike at this price point, priced at £199.99 with 10% discount applied at checkout making it £179.99.

This went over 300 degrees when posted last month at £199.99.

Don't forget TopCashBack or Quidco!!!

EDIT - 10% discount at checkout has now expired but the deal is still available at £199.99 delivered.

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CARRERA SUBWAY LIMITED EDITION HYBRID BIKE 2012

The Carrera Subway Limited Edition 20" Hybrid Bike is designed with a lightweight 7005 alloy frame for a faster easier ride. With Shimano 21-speed gearing; offering reliable shifting in all conditions, Powerful Tektro V-Brakes; for consistent and powerful braking performance and lightweight double wall alloy rims with slick tyres for reduced rolling resistance and increased speed.

Weight - 14.2kg

Frame and Forks

A strong and lightweight 7005 alloy frame with a Hi-Tensile Steel fork provides a fast and easy ride.

Transmission

A reliable and smooth drivetrain is produced by the Shimano 21 speed gearing with a Tourney 7 speed rear derailleur and integrated trigger style gear and brake levers.

Brakes, Tyres and Wheels

Great grip is created by the slick CST tyres, with powerful Tektro V-brakes combined with quick release wheels featuring double wall rims.

Components

The Carrera Finishing kit incorporates a 90mm stem as well as a 670mm wide riser handlebar with a comfortable velofoam saddle with an integrated headset.

SPECIFICATION OF THE CARRERA SUBWAY LIMITED EDITION MOUNTAIN BIKE 2012

Frame: Lightweight 7005 Aluminium Frame
Fork: Hi-tensile steel
Brakes: Tektro Alloy V-Brakes
Number Of Gears: 21 Speed
Chainset: Suntour
Rear Derailleur: Shimano
Gear Shifters: Shimano Altus
Tyres: CST 26? hybrid tyres
Wheelset: Double Wall rims laced onto Alloy QR Hubs
Finishing Kit: Carrera Branded

41 Comments

Worth mentioning the 10% is off anything, not just this bike, and finishes midnight tomorrow.
Edited by: "G0OSE" 24th Dec 2012

I have a Carara Subway Limited Edition from a couple of years ago - great bike for commuting (not so expensive that I'm worried about it getting nicked - like I would be about my Trek road bike) - I've thrashed it a bit in all weather this year commuting 20 miles a day 3 times a week and had no issues with it.

Haven't had a bike in years, live in a small flat

Is it easy to clip the wheels off and on and this one ?

Dont forget quidco/topcashback :-)

That 10% on everything today is pretty good,

Here's a well reviewed kids scooter of £9...

halfords.com/web…151

Original Poster

DonkeyKonk

Haven't had a bike in years, live in a small flatIs it easy to clip the … Haven't had a bike in years, live in a small flatIs it easy to clip the wheels off and on and this one ?



According to the specification it has quick release hubs/wheels.

Original Poster

Should be about £5.40 (3%) cashback via TopCashBack, didn't check what the rate is with Quidco.

What would be best size for 5" 4"

Is there any of them student discounts knocking about ?

konkywonky

According to the specification it has quick release hubs/wheels.



Thanks, any owners of it can confirm how easy the wheels (both ?) come off ?

DonkeyKonk

Thanks, any owners of it can confirm how easy the wheels (both ?) come … Thanks, any owners of it can confirm how easy the wheels (both ?) come off ?



This would be the same as any quick release wheels. The front would be easier than the back.

DonkeyKonk

Thanks, any owners of it can confirm how easy the wheels (both ?) come … Thanks, any owners of it can confirm how easy the wheels (both ?) come off ?



Can confirm. Bought one last May in Halfords (£220), great bike for the price.

Decent bike for the money. Especially in the City where so many get stolen.

Flombard

Decent bike for the money. Especially in the City where so many get … Decent bike for the money. Especially in the City where so many get stolen.



I was going to order but I decided to just hand over £179 to a Chav, saves me the trouble ordering then waiting in for delivery, cycling to work, finishing work and having to walk home in the rain.

I love mine but I paid £200

Here is a video I made Christmas Morning.

youtube.com/wat…x=1


Edited by: "fiatbravodriver" 26th Dec 2012

How do people's bikes get stolen so easily!? Don't any of you use proper bike locks?! Or do you routinely get mugged in the street cycling past chavs? I've been commuting for well over a year on my bike in the City (albeit not London) and lock my bike at the train station, and it's never been nicked (and even if it does I have insurance).

Why 26" wheels on a hybrid ?....... isn't this just a mountain bike with road tyres.

Biker Jeff

Why 26" wheels on a hybrid ?....... isn't this just a mountain bike with … Why 26" wheels on a hybrid ?....... isn't this just a mountain bike with road tyres.



Errr is that not what a hybrid is? Mountain frame with road tyes?

Janesy B

Errr is that not what a hybrid is? Mountain frame with road tyes?



I always thought a hybrid had 700mm wheels..... at least the ones i've owned had anyway.

I might get this but I haven't rode a bike since I was a teenager and apparently it's illegal now to ride on walk paths. Don't know if I want to be riding around in traffic in essex.
Edited by: "551625" 25th Dec 2012

like the look of this. anyone recommend a cheapish light set and lock to go with it?

The Tourney rear deraileur is naff. In the past subways would have a slightly better equipment level than that. Unless the tourney deraileurs are better now but they used to be bottom of the range and fitted to the sub £100 bikes. Seems like a compromise or two has taken place with the spec.

Banned

ether707

I might get this but I haven't rode a bike since I was a teenager and … I might get this but I haven't rode a bike since I was a teenager and apparently it's illegal now to ride on walk paths. .


What the flying furburger is a 'walk path' ?...
If you mean on the pavement, it's been illegal since the 1800's so hasn't exactly changed recently...

SanTokiMTB

What the flying furburger is a 'walk path' ?...If you mean on the … What the flying furburger is a 'walk path' ?...If you mean on the pavement, it's been illegal since the 1800's so hasn't exactly changed recently...



Obviously you understood me mr grinch. Plus you can get away with it when you're a kid.

Biker Jeff

I always thought a hybrid had 700mm wheels..... at least the ones i've … I always thought a hybrid had 700mm wheels..... at least the ones i've owned had anyway.


Yeah the better specced hybrids are 700c wheels, Carrera bikes are typically the bottom end of the hybrid spectrum.

Original Poster

Biker Jeff

I always thought a hybrid had 700mm wheels..... at least the ones i've … I always thought a hybrid had 700mm wheels..... at least the ones i've owned had anyway.



Some hybrids are designed to do light off road stuff and others are designed pretty much as a road bike but with flat bars. It depends what your intended use is as to what you want to get.

Likewise some hybrids are equipped with MTB groupsets and others road group sets, both perform very differently.

A hybrid just takes aspects from road bikes and MTB's and meets some where in between, there is no hard and fast rule.

Original Poster

bonzobanana

The Tourney rear deraileur is naff. In the past subways would have a … The Tourney rear deraileur is naff. In the past subways would have a slightly better equipment level than that. Unless the tourney deraileurs are better now but they used to be bottom of the range and fitted to the sub £100 bikes. Seems like a compromise or two has taken place with the spec.



It's not naff, obviously not as good as higher level equipment but I know plenty of people who commute to work daily and do a 30 mile round trip who have got 5k plus miles from Tourney equipment.

You'll be doing very well to find a higher spec groupset at this price, if you can feel free to post.

now youse are putting me off buying it!

14.2kg. Lightweight alloy? That is a heavy beast.

konkywonky

It's not naff, obviously not as good as higher level equipment but I know … It's not naff, obviously not as good as higher level equipment but I know plenty of people who commute to work daily and do a 30 mile round trip who have got 5k plus miles from Tourney equipment.You'll be doing very well to find a higher spec groupset at this price, if you can feel free to post.



Can't find a bike at the same price with a better rear deraileur but there are bikes cheaper at Halfords with the same. Another Carrera Subway that claims the same £400 original price but is only discounted to £280 has a better model though. The original claimed price of £400 seems suspect if it was fitted with a tourney deraileur.

My own experience is when I bought a bike with a tourney deraileur it was very poor and had a very light spring and to get reliable commuting I had to replace it quickly but that was many years ago perhaps 6-7 years. However the Tourney's now may be much improved I just thought it was worth pointing out as it makes its original £400 price suspect.

lcfcrule

How do people's bikes get stolen so easily!? Don't any of you use proper … How do people's bikes get stolen so easily!? Don't any of you use proper bike locks?! Or do you routinely get mugged in the street cycling past chavs? I've been commuting for well over a year on my bike in the City (albeit not London) and lock my bike at the train station, and it's never been nicked (and even if it does I have insurance).[/quote[quote=lcfcrule]How do people's bikes get stolen so easily!? Don't any of you use proper bike locks?! Or do you routinely get mugged in the street cycling past chavs? I've been commuting for well over a year on my bike in the City (albeit not London) and lock my bike at the train station, and it's never been nicked (and even if it does I have insurance).[/quote[quote=lcfcrule]How do people's bikes get stolen so easily!? Don't any of you use proper bike locks?! Or do you routinely get mugged in the street cycling past chavs? I've been commuting for well over a year on my bike in the City (albeit not London) and lock my bike at the train station, and it's never been nicked (and even if it does I have insurance).



Don't think your bike is worth nicking.

http://westtownbikes.org/files/westtownbikes/images/STC.preview.JPG
Edited by: "Flombard" 25th Dec 2012

I am thinking of buying a bike from Halfords. My questions is...after the 10% online sale ends in 55 minutes, do you think there will be another sale even better for boxing day? The deals have to get better right? Thanks

lcfcrule

How do people's bikes get stolen so easily!? Don't any of you use proper … How do people's bikes get stolen so easily!? Don't any of you use proper bike locks?! Or do you routinely get mugged in the street cycling past chavs? I've been commuting for well over a year on my bike in the City (albeit not London) and lock my bike at the train station, and it's never been nicked (and even if it does I have insurance).


To be fair, if you don't live in London then you can't really talk.

I've just ordered this at 1am Boxing Day and the discount is still active and has been applied. 5% quidco too.

Perfect for me. Just wanted a decent quality push iron for casual riding. Sounds like it should exceed my requirements.

Original Poster

10% discount at checkout has now expired.

Title amended to reflect that the deal is still available albeit at £199.99 delivered which is still a great price.

Having problems finding a D Lock (shackle) that can be mounted to the frame. Can anyone recommend one please? I purchased the Via Velo D Lock with Cable from Tesco but the bracket is too small to go around the frame and also very poor.

Via Velo D Lock with Cable£14.83

Happy Boxing Day.

Hot!

Janesy B

Biker Jeff Why 26" wheels on a hybrid ?....... isn't this just a mountain … Biker Jeff Why 26" wheels on a hybrid ?....... isn't this just a mountain bike with road tyres.Errr is that not what a hybrid is? Mountain frame with road tyes?

no, the hybrid frame isn't as strong as a mountain bike frame! Take a hybrid off road with some MTB wheels and it'll rattle itself apart in no time.

matthahnsmail

I am thinking of buying a bike from Halfords. My questions is...after the … I am thinking of buying a bike from Halfords. My questions is...after the 10% online sale ends in 55 minutes, do you think there will be another sale even better for boxing day? The deals have to get better right? Thanks

why don't you try a local bike shop? Knowledge of bikes and can put them together, some of the things halfords have done to their bikes before sending them out is unbelievable!

went to buy one of these today until i saw the size of the tyres , must of been 1.50 - 1.60 , asked the lads working on the bikes if they could be swapped for something abit more hybrid , answer no , so no sale , pity looked like a cracking piece of kit.
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