Carrera Subway Limited Edition Mens Hybrid Bike - £224.99 @ Halfords
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Carrera Subway Limited Edition Mens Hybrid Bike - £224.99 @ Halfords

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Found 8th Apr 2011
My first post here :
I've had a similar hybrid before and its pretty good value for money.

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The Carrera Subway Limited Edition 18" Hybrid Bike combines the toughness of a mountain bike with the speed and versatility of a hybrid bike making it comfortable and easy to ride.

The Carrera Subway Ltd Mens Hybrid Bike has been designed for the rider looking for a bike for leisure riding or commuting but still wants a bike with the aggressive looks and strength of a mountain bike.
Features & Benefits of the Carrera Subway Ltd Hybrid

Lightweight but strong 6061 alloy frame for a faster, easier ride
Full Shimano drivetrain and brakes
Shimano 21 speed gearing for reliable shifting in all conditions
Shimano mechanical disc brakes for powerful braking
Lightweight and strong double wall alloy rims with puncture resistant tyres

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Just Saw The price at £214 BARGAIN!

Price seems to change monthly and has been as low as £199.99

as seen here
Edited by: "andynicol" 8th Apr 2011

marvaluss

Just Saw The price at £214 BARGAIN!



Think you've mixed the Op's one with the Subway 1

Carrera Subway 1

Let me know when the Fury is on offer

I have reserved one thanks, saw this last week instore and really liked it but £315 was a little too much for me, If you sign up to their newsletter online you get a 10% off reserve and collect voucher too, I will give that a try this afternoon when I go pay/collect hopefully. Dont forget Quidco too 4% or 4.5% if using a registered debit card and paying instore

lloydi200182

I have reserved one thanks, saw this last week instore and really liked … I have reserved one thanks, saw this last week instore and really liked it but £315 was a little too much for me, If you sign up to their newsletter online you get a 10% off reserve and collect voucher too, I will give that a try this afternoon when I go pay/collect hopefully. Dont forget Quidco too 4% or 4.5% if using a registered debit card and paying instore



Can you let us know how you get on with your 10% voucher please

10% voucher was fine came to £202 or there abouts bought a couple of other bits as well. Really chuffed with the bike looks great and rides smooth, looking forward to the commute monday lol

Thanks for the tip with the voucher, just printed mine. Collecting my new 20" Vengeance on Monday. X)

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How long do you wait for the 10% voucher to be e-mailed to you?

Edited by: "banerama" 10th Apr 2011

banerama

How do you get the voucher? I registered with Halfords and cannot see any … How do you get the voucher? I registered with Halfords and cannot see any link to a voucher.


After registering on the website I received a welcome email that a link in it to claim the 10% off voucher.

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SUMMONER

After registering on the website I received a welcome email that a link … After registering on the website I received a welcome email that a link in it to claim the 10% off voucher.


Thanks. I eventually managed to get my voucher by using another e-mail address.

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Planning to go for the 18" bike. I am 5' 8" so should be fine. Would I be correct?

banerama

Planning to go for the 18" bike. I am 5' 8" so should be fine. Would I be … Planning to go for the 18" bike. I am 5' 8" so should be fine. Would I be correct?


Can you please measure your inside leg length?

Mine is 32", which is somewhere between 20"/21" frame size. Also if are going to spend a lot of time off the road, a frame that is a little too small is better.

Edited by: "SUMMONER" 10th Apr 2011

im 5'10" and the 20" frame is just right for me
Edited by: "lloydi200182" 10th Apr 2011

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I am 5' 8" with 31" inside leg and I would say the 18" frame is way too small for me. Pity as I followed the guidelines on Halfords website. http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_storeId_10001_catalogId_14552_productId_809057_langId_-1_categoryId_165534?ThickBoxMode=Y&TB_iframe=true&TB_C_TITLE=bike%20size%20guide&width=787
According to the guide I should have:
5´ 3" - 5´ 8" 30" - 33" / 76cm - 84cm 16" - 17"
So now I am stuck with a bike that is too wee for me.
I do all my cycling on the road and tend to always sit so a good seat height to handlebar height distance is important. My seat is now positioned higher than bars and this does not make for a comfortable ride.
Anyone want a bike? Only covered 5 miles!!!!
Edited by: "banerama" 10th Apr 2011

the frame does feel small, I had an old carrera subway 1 originally which was 20" so went off that for guidance, lately I have been riding my father in laws Dawes mountain bike which is also 20" but feels bigger, strange

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lloydi200182

the frame does feel small, I had an old carrera subway 1 originally which … the frame does feel small, I had an old carrera subway 1 originally which was 20" so went off that for guidance, lately I have been riding my father in laws Dawes mountain bike which is also 20" but feels bigger, strange


I also have a Specialised Crossroads similar frame size and it is so much bigger. The two bikes side by side look like an adult bike next to a child's bike. Both bike's are hybrids.
Seems different manufacturers use different ways of measuring the frame. Carrera seem to measure there's quite differently to Specialised, hence the difference.
I am only 5' 8" and my 18" bikes seat is almost adjusted to near its limit.
I am really disappointed with this purchase but looks like I am now stuck with it.
So a bit of advice if buying a Carrera from Halfords. Go into the store and have a good look around before buying and make sure you are comfortable on the choice of bike.
Edited by: "banerama" 10th Apr 2011

banerama

[quote=lloydi200182]I am really disappointed with this purchase but looks … [quote=lloydi200182]I am really disappointed with this purchase but looks like I am now stuck with it.


Talk to the local store manager about getting it swapped. I can't imagine Halfords not doing some sort of deal, after all this must happen all the time!?

May be they will allow you to swap the tires of yours onto a replacement 20" frame one?

Edited by: "SUMMONER" 10th Apr 2011

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SUMMONER

Talk to the local store manager about getting it swapped. I can't imagine … Talk to the local store manager about getting it swapped. I can't imagine Halfords not doing some sort of deal, after all this must happen all the time!?May be they will allow you to swap the tires of yours onto a replacement 20" frame one?



Thanks but I am just going to keep it as I have started to adapt it to suit my personal requirements. Adding an adjustable bike stem to raise the angle of the handlebars upwards and towards me, and adding Ravx Llite extra long bar ends to enable me to adjust my hand grip position on longer journeys.

banerama

I am 5' 8" with 31" inside leg and I would say the 18" frame is way too … I am 5' 8" with 31" inside leg and I would say the 18" frame is way too small for me. Pity as I followed the guidelines on Halfords website.http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_storeId_10001_catalogId_14552_productId_809057_langId_-1_categoryId_165534?ThickBoxMode=Y&TB_iframe=true&TB_C_TITLE=bike%20size%20guide&width=787According to the guide I should have: 5´ 3" - 5´ 8" 30" - 33" / 76cm - 84cm 16" - 17" So now I am stuck with a bike that is too wee for me. I do all my cycling on the road and tend to always sit so a good seat height to handlebar height distance is important. My seat is now positioned higher than bars and this does not make for a comfortable ride.Anyone want a bike? Only covered 5 miles!!!!



I to have brought an 18" Ltd edition and I am 5'9". I tried a Carrera 1 or 2 or and the 18" frame was fine - I could'nt have taken the 20" frame. However I when I paid for the bike on Sunday the I sat on the 18th ltd edition very briefly and it felt smaller... I have'nt taken it out of the shop yet so will ask to try a 20" ltd edition - I wonder if Carrera have changed the frame sizes on the Ltd edition??

had my ltd edition subway for a couple of days now and loving it, only problems i have found are the white seat gets dirty waaaaaaaaaaay to easy, so gonna change that and the also the white plugs on the end of the handlebars. Apart from that great bike so far and a real head turner with the white rims

afroylnt

I to have brought an 18" Ltd edition and I am 5'9". I tried a Carrera 1 … I to have brought an 18" Ltd edition and I am 5'9". I tried a Carrera 1 or 2 or and the 18" frame was fine - I could'nt have taken the 20" frame. However I when I paid for the bike on Sunday the I sat on the 18th ltd edition very briefly and it felt smaller... I have'nt taken it out of the shop yet so will ask to try a 20" ltd edition - I wonder if Carrera have changed the frame sizes on the Ltd edition??



In the end for me the 18" was fine. I don't think I could take the larger size. A little disappointed on the weight as it feels quite hefty..
and yes the saddle does mark easily.... and isn't that comfortable.......
Edited by: "afroylnt" 12th Apr 2011

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I to have brought an 18" Ltd edition and I am 5'9". I tried a Carrera 1 or 2 or and the 18" frame was fine - I could'nt have taken the 20" frame. However I when I paid for the bike on Sunday the I sat on the 18th ltd edition very briefly and it felt smaller... I have'nt taken it out of the shop yet so will ask to try a 20" ltd edition - I wonder if Carrera have changed the frame sizes on the Ltd edition??[/quote]

In the end for me the 18" was fine. I don't think I could take the larger size. A little disappointed on the weight as it feels quite hefty..
and yes the saddle does mark easily.... and isn't that comfortable.......
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Do you use your bike mainly for road use? I do and find that the handlebar height is not very comfortable as it is too low compared to the seat height, so lot of weight on the wrists. I tend to sit all the time when cycling though. I have raised the bars slightly.
Edited by: "banerama" 14th Apr 2011

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Do you use your bike mainly for road use? I do and find that the handlebar height is not very comfortable as it is too low compared to the seat height, so lot of weight on the wrists. I tend to sit all the time when cycling though. I have raised the bars slightly.
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mixture for me; I think the style now for allot of bikes is to have low handlebars.... have you tried fitting a new stem? or is this when the frame starts to feel small ??

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afroylnt



Do you use your bike mainly for road use? I do and find that the handlebar height is not very comfortable as it is too low compared to the seat height, so lot of weight on the wrists. I tend to sit all the time when cycling though. I have raised the bars slightly.
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mixture for me; I think the style now for allot of bikes is to have low handlebars.... have you tried fitting a new stem? or is this when the frame starts to feel small ??[/quote]


Yes I did try to raise the bars but did not make much difference. Anyway, took it out for the first time yesterday and it has a terrible clunk with every revolution of the pedal. Had to return home after only three miles. Sounds like the main pedal crank bearing is knackered. So the bike is going back and not accepting anything less than a full refund.
Edited by: "banerama" 15th Apr 2011

These are lovely bikes. I bought one just before christmas. Lasted 3 weeks before some scumbag nicked it. Question is, do I buy this and sell the half-built replacement, or stick with my home-built one...decisions, decisions.

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Just swapped mine for a 20" bike (from 18"). What a difference it makes. Much more comfortable handlebar height. There is no way an 18" Carrera hybrid bike is suitable for someone 5' 8" unless you spend most of the time standing rather than sitting.

check your tyre pressures guys mine was at 30 when max PSI is 65, bit of an oversight on halfords part their unfortunately, I have one slight gripe and thats when i hit any bump I get a rattle at the front, not sure if its my gear levers or the disc brakes but I will mention it all the same when i take it back for its service
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