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Bianchi 2017 Via Nirone 7 105 Mens Road Bike £809.10 with code @ Start Fitness
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No doubt the cheaper alloy or carbon offerings will come from the same factory.
I'd like to believe at least some of the frames are built to a design that originated within the company owning the brand rather than be off the shelf OEM products. But no doubt for smaller brands even that aspect can be outsourced fully.
basergorkobal17th Feb

Alloy frame for £800. Not great value. But it is Bianchi, so can't argue …Alloy frame for £800. Not great value. But it is Bianchi, so can't argue with that.Still a bit funny to read the description, Alloy frame designed for riding long distances. Surely that's what carbon achieves with much less sophistication.


You have to consider the value overall because its just a brand slap on a chinese bike. The chinese manufacturer is fuji-ta which is fantastic quality but the same quality manufacturing is available on many brands. Fuji-ta are the largest bicycle manufacturer in the world of complete bicycles and also have a huge OEM frame business which supplies frames to many smaller companies in China, the far east, US and around Europe for assembly of bikes. If you watch the video you will see Bianchi is clearly stated. The factory door price for many frames can be as low as $10 with I guess something like $20 being the average and more premium frames going up to $30-40 the Bianchi frame looks pretty generic but good so I'd probably put it in the $20 plus catagory. Remember fuji-ta make whole road bikes that can sell for little more than £100 on the chinese market under the Battle brand. Same alloy frames but lower end components.

fuji-ta.com/roa…kes

I couldn't find road bikes listed on a chinese region online shop (only had a very quick search) but its not hard to extrapolate from prices here for other types of battle bike.

translate.google.com/tra…c=0

Just making the point judge by the what you are actually getting for your money and not the brand stuck on which can be meaningless nowadays. Nowadays at least at lower pricing bikes are getting pretty generic with many different brands stuck on basically the same manufacturer's frame and at different price points. If you peeled off the bianchi branding and resprayed the frame people probably wouldn't have a clue what bike brand it originally was. It's not worth paying hundreds of pounds more just to get the right sticker on the frame.


Bertz993 h, 2 m ago

I read his point being that of the design and engineering behind the frame …I read his point being that of the design and engineering behind the frame to be the most important aspect regardless of material.Of course to tell if you like or not really requires getting on it and seeing if you like.


That certainly is true.
I think alloy frames are as good as they're going to be with decades of Innovation and improvement that have gone into them. They are certainly cheaper to manufacture. And if you look at Giant Defy range from a couple of seasons ago they use the same frame in a budget Claris equipped bike and one sporting 105 groupset.
Carbon is a harder material to work with and getting the best out of it will require more effort. But although the the engineering effort going into the cheaper frames does not maximise the potential of the material it still does a decent enough job. It's all helped by the good inherent properties of carbon.
And as brilliantly stiff and compliant the Defy is, I still felt my carbon Boardman was an improvement.

One scenario where I would go for alloy over carbon is disc specific bikes.
basergorkobal1 h, 46 m ago

Thanks for the link. Matt is making a good point there. However this is …Thanks for the link. Matt is making a good point there. However this is his opinion based on his experience. Which I appreciate is extensive.Mine is different because my experience is different.Having ridden a couple of alloy bikes I switched to cheap branded carbon. And couldn't be happier. The bike is stiffer yet more compliant whilst being marginally lighter.


I read his point being that of the design and engineering behind the frame to be the most important aspect regardless of material.

Of course to tell if you like or not really requires getting on it and seeing if you like.
Aquacadabra8 h, 35 m ago

You've clearly not ridden many miles.


Whereas you clearly don't know how to make a constructive argument in a discussion.
Carrera Axle hybrid bike. £180 (was £330, was £198, now save £150).  Men's and women's available in a range of sizes at Halfords.
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I previously posted this at £198 and it seems to have been reduced further now. Further discounts may be available (eg 10% via British Cycling would make it £162?). I'm sceptical… Read more
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tonymcg29 m ago

The code doesn't seem to work, anyone actually bought one recently?


What code?
"Discount already applied"
The code doesn't seem to work, anyone actually bought one recently?
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Just had a good look over these in a Halfords store. For the money they really are rather good! They had glossy red ones at the same price (a 'special edition' I believe) though personally I'd go for the grey - looks more tasteful and upmarket to my eyes. Probably won't show marks as much as the red either?

They were all built and ready to ride away (Solihull store).
Edited by: "Besford" 17th Feb
These are the kind of bikes you buy if you like to abuse them like I do, do no maintainence, ride them in wet weather and never clean them and leave them outside to go rusty. Ride them hard until they are about to fall apart / until they get a back tyre puncture then take it to a cheap bike shop and ask for a tyre puncture repair and then just before leaving quickly ask them to do a full service on it without letting them get a good look at the state of it and agree on their standard price. :-)
bonzobanana2 h, 59 m ago

Yeah there is a female frame version in 3 sizes at same …Yeah there is a female frame version in 3 sizes at same price.http://www.halfords.com/cycling/bikes/hybrid-bikes/carrera-subway-1-womens-hybrid-bike-14-16-18-framesIdeally you ought to get her to go to halfords and try it out but understand if its a surprise present that is not really possible. I would definitely recommend the bike for its frame and quality of components but you might want to find out which of your local Halfords if more than one is best at assembling bikes and order and collect it from that store. May also be worth considering a faster rolling 700c wheeled hybrid bike instead but I personally wouldn't recommend suspension. Women tend to be lighter and dare I say a bit weaker on average so she might benefit from a slightly lighter bike and is less likely to need the strength of a Subway. I would suggest the Voodoo Marasa which if you went through a cashback site wouldn't be far off your £300 budget. It's faster, lighter and has a better drivetrain plus hydraulic disc brakes.http://www.halfords.com/cycling/bikes/hybrid-bikes/voodoo-marasa-womens-hybrid-bike-16-18-frames


Thanks......very informative. Yes, probably best I take her to halfords in the hope I can buy a (surprise) birthday gift. Thanks again as your post really was very helpful.
Carrera Subway 1 Mens Hybrid Bike - 18", 20", 22" Frames £240 at Halfords
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The Carrera Subway 1 Mens Hybrid Bike is the ideal for fast riding around town and on smoother trails. With easy to use 24 speed Shimano gearing your effort for building speed wi… Read more
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Giant for £234 from ruthland, such a nice bike
Is there much difference between Subways 1 & 2? The Subway 2 was reduced to £280 at the beginning of this month. Is it worth waiting for that to be reduced again?
Manuals are always out of date. Often the standard manual is rarely updated because nothing has really changed with it. You get this on many sites where it says 2012 or whatever and there is no later version. With the bike you might get a sheet or two specific to the bike depending on what components it has. That is the manual currently on Halfords site. It does have 120kg mentioned in it for rider weight on its own, then luggage allowance on top and a total weight limit that must not be exceeded of 160kg. Again this is pretty standard or written slightly differently to some bikes which may have 136kg as the total load.

Again though the Carrera frames are extremely high quality and well above the standard you would expect for the price. Have an excellent reputation for strength and long life and extra reinforcing can clearly be seen. The penalty may be slightly higher weight than some competitor's bikes that aim for lower weight and have more restrictive rider weight limits. For some a lower bike weight is more important as they may be quite light themselves for others the strength of halfords frames and taking their greater rider weight would be more important. Saying that sometimes a bike can have a weak frame and heavier components and negate the frame weight advantage so always look at the stated weights for each bike.

While I don't know for sure there is a strong likelyhood that the frame comes out of the fuji-ta factory in China by far the biggest manufacturer of complete bikes and frames in the world.

fuji-ta.com/mou…kes

Many bikes destined for Europe though are assembled outside China to avoid EU tariffs, vietnam, bangledesh, cambodia etc but based around a very high quality EN certified frame from fuji-ta in China. The same facility makes Cannondale and a huge range of other bikes. The factory is state of the art and makes brilliant frames to be honest, they have destroyed much of the OEM business of Merida and Giant with equal or higher quality frames at more competitive prices. The frame is something that has to be correctly certified and is critical for legal reasons. Assembly can be farmed out to cheaper low tech facilities. This is pretty much the norm now. Dawes for example do the same with assembly in Vietnam I think for many of their bikes. Fuji-ta do a huge range of frames and can pretty much customise their existing frame designs to give companies like Halfords their own unique frame designs. They also do cheaper chinese spec frames designed for lighter riders and US/Euro spec frames which are stronger and more expensive and its pretty clear with a 160kg maximum load and the obvious reinforcing the Carrera frames are the stronger type especially as they have an exceptionally good reputation for frame quality. If there is a failing with halfords Carrera bikes its more likely poor assembly either at the assembly factory or by halfords shop staff but ultimately I personally would always double check anyway wherever I bought a bike from. If you look on the go outdoors or decathlon sites you will also see plenty of reviews where people have complained about poor assembly and walmart in the US are legendary when it comes to badly assembled bikes even having the forks the wrong way around. This isn't an issue limited to large retailers as you often see reviews of local bike shops on forums where service was very poor.

I dont dispute what you say, however the manual you link to is a number of years out of date, and makers change specs to keep prices down while counting on "errors and omissions" small print to protect themselves; (although as I said, the internal spec list I found wasnt dated - I will have a search and see if I saved a copy).

When I questioned Halfords staff in late November, no one could find a weight limit for the current Carrera, and their general internal FAQ system spat back 120Kg for adult bikes "unless otherwise stated"; however I cannot find a single Halfords own brand bike that gives a weight limit on any website.

Looking on-line, other sources state the Carerra is "tested to 120Kg"; although it doesnt say 120Kg is the limit, or if this was for both version, or just for the Carrera 2 front suspension model.

Just like cheap HiFi, the cheap Halfords brand bikes dont have a web resource giving all the nitty gritty details; whereas people like Dawes do. Page 39 onwards
Muig197246 m ago

Edinburgh Bike Co-Op was an unusual case of being small enough to feel …Edinburgh Bike Co-Op was an unusual case of being small enough to feel like an LBS- they only have 5 shops nationwide- yet with its own brand of bikes at reasonable prices.Unfortunately I've just seen that they don't do that any more since 2016 because of "supplier issues". Pity.https://www.edinburghbicycle.com/info/new-revolution-bikes-2016/


I bought the Cuillin Sport when it was on offer for £169.99 which I found out about from hotukdeals. Great bike at the time for ridiculous low money. Still have it tucked away in the shed. I did have a Courier but I sold that many years ago. I think later Revolution bikes weren't as good sadly although I only got that impression from forum postings so could be wrong.

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Marin San Anselmo DS1 2017 Ladies Hybrid Bike £243.99 / Marin San Rafael DS1 2017 Hybrid Bike £253.99  @ Rutland Cycling (Using code)
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I've been looking for a bike for myself, mainly on the higher end of the spectrum, although I thought these may be of interest for those looking for a hybrid bike on a lower budget… Read more
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Genesis Zero Z1 2018 Carbon Racing Road Bike £899.99 with Free DX 24 Hour Delivery @ Rultand Cycling
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Thought this was quite good for the non-disc brake model, but looks to be a good price on this one. I'm considering a new bike at the moment, but can't decide... Still looking at t… Read more
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I got a popup just saying if you use the code SAVE10, you get £10 off a £75+ spend. Hope it helps.

I agree with Dekard, up it to 105 and I'd be very interested. Heat for the frame though.
Nice bike, would be nice if they had an option for 105 with some better wheels for a little more money.
Not that impressive. Good bike, don't get me wrong. But value wise not amazing. Generic carbon and Tiagra for £900 is average at best. There's been better deals this winter.
Edit:
I take it back. The frame is not generic. Quite nice in fact and I like the paint job.
Edited by: "basergorkobal" 9th Feb
DX delivering a carbon bike, what could possibly go wrong?!
jessiechops1 h, 37 m ago

Out of interest can you confirm what is wrong with the planet x bike ? In …Out of interest can you confirm what is wrong with the planet x bike ? In the market and the design and build of the planet x , plus the fact I've seen a lot of planet x bikes on the road is making me lean towards it


I've had a pro carbon for 4 years now... under £1000 for carbon frame and full ultegra was too good to turn down.
Been a great bike but feel I've out grown the frame.
In terms of what is better between the two bikes then it's mostly personal preference with regards to what you feel is important, however, for value for money I think this genesis zero is better.

Planet x pro carbon is a £350 frame with £600 groupset.

This genesis is a £750 (pro team) frame with £250 groupset (which can be easily upgraded).
Edited by: "hotrod2" 8th Feb
Cube Attain GTC Pro Disc 2017 Carbon Road Bike £1,093.99 w/code + DX 24 Hour Delivery + Others @ Rutland Cycling
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Really nice frame on this, weighs in at 9.05kg which I suspect is partially due to this model have the disc brakes? It's a gorgeous looking bit of kit with a good spec sheet. While… Read more
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33218314-r7jTk.jpggot mine. Looks good...
afroylnt5th Feb

nice bike; does'nt say what's the largest tyre that can be fitted.


I have the 2016 gtc sl,and have 32 tyres on with loads of room.Could go up to 40 slicks upfront and 35 on the rear.

You wont get cashback and the have6 code,so make sure and just do cashback
Franky19715th Feb

Was thinking of buying 5 to put on ebay but had a quick read of the …Was thinking of buying 5 to put on ebay but had a quick read of the description and couldn't find the 'diamond encrusted' bit anywhere........ shame that. Will have to give it a miss!



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I've got the 2016 version, bought from Rutland last May, one of the last they had and with a promo it cost me £900. Great bike, love it!

These bikes size small compared to many bikes of similar frame size, due to the very compact frame design with a high "stack" and low "reach." My one is a 58cm, I usually pick 56cm frames, being 5'10" with short legs for my height.

I currently have a 28mm Continental Grand Sport Race up front, which size big, ~31mm wide. No problems with clearance, still using the default 25mm version in the back (not tried the 28mm).

Cube recalled their proprietary mudguards ~14 months ago, been lots of talk of releasing new version, but still no sign of them. Apparently, some have fitted Crud Catcher v3, not tried myself.

Plenty of scope to lose weight by replacing the default wheels and finishing kit, it you want to spend money in search of ~8Kg.
buddn072 h, 50 m ago

[Video] The Road.CC review here suggests it's happy wih 28's, and could …[Video] The Road.CC review here suggests it's happy wih 28's, and could potentially go wider based on the brand of tyre: http://road.cc/content/review/223182-cube-attain-gtc-pro-disc-2017



It does so many tks for the vid; could get to 30's but I doubt 32's.
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Raleigh Strada 5 hybrid bike with disc brakes £330 40% reduction Evan Cycles
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Reduced by 40% to make way from 2018 models. A fair entry hybrid commuter with Claris groupset and Shimano mechanical discs. 700x32 schwalbe tyres. Mounts for mud guards and pannie… Read more
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Antonio_bibb1 h, 6 m ago

This looks very interesting, but I can't find any review online. Any …This looks very interesting, but I can't find any review online. Any suggestion?



Only for those who have posted a review after buying from one of several sites (wiggle, Halfords, tredz).

The frame itself I believe is the same as what was on the Strada 6 a few years ago and this is the review covers that bike:
road.cc/con…a-6

Difference are this will be slightly heavier, it has mechanical rather than better hydraulic and the claris is one groupset down from the sora (albeit more recent on its refresh ). The Strada 6 I gave some consideration due to its value when released (got a bargain on Croix de Fer 20).

As in the post though being a main retailor evans allow you to test drive if they have a demonstrator which is going to give you the best feedback of what you think, the geometry and how it suits you. If they do not have a demonstrator they ask for a deposit to order it in for you, make it up, fit it to you and then let you test drive it (out for a few hours at most). At that point it is either a case that you love it and continue or decline and get a full refund.
Edited by: "Bertz99" 9th Feb
This looks very interesting, but I can't find any review online. Any suggestion?
Giant Escape 3 2017 Hybrid Bike Grey, £244.29 delivered from RutlandCycling
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Use code SAVE10 for £10 off. Only M and L at this price. Built with a lightweight ALUXX aluminium frame that’s designed for smooth-rolling 700c wheels, Escape is a fun, efficient r… Read more
I got the Giant Escape 1 2017 a month ago for £350 from Cycle Surgery.

I am just over 6'3 and got the XLsize as my arm span is longer than my height, but I also have long legs, so standover height was not a problem.

The Escape 1 is same frame but carbon forks and better gearsets and mechanisms.
Yes I took a photo of the receipt and emailed it to Rutland.

Cost £6 to adjust each derailer. It took about 30 mins for him to adjust front derailleur (I faffed about with it at home so probably made it worse as no clue what I was doing despite watching youtube clips) and 5 mins for rear but only charged for fixing front one.

Rutland said the derailleurs probably got knocked in transit as chain wasn't even on the front derailleur when I received delivery but Halfords said that is not true as it is in a box and could not have been that badly messed up.
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azy7721 h, 11 m ago

Ok thanks.Btw, both of my derailleurs arrived misaligned so had to get …Ok thanks.Btw, both of my derailleurs arrived misaligned so had to get fixed by Halfords and Rutland will reimburse me.


Did they ask for any proof, like pictures or receipt from halfords, also how much was the refund, thank you in advance
Ok thanks.

Btw, both of my derailleurs arrived misaligned so had to get fixed by Halfords and Rutland will reimburse me.
azy776th Feb

Just had mine delivered - seems nice and light but there is no bike stand …Just had mine delivered - seems nice and light but there is no bike stand - is that standard?



Yes, it is usually not included
Carrera Subway 2 Hybrid Bike - 18", 20", 22" Frames, £280 from Halfords
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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 Sh… Read more
Simong_19841st Feb

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?


What was wrong with the electric bike, why did you sell it?
Ap73092nd Feb

@Simong_1984 I was commuting 16 miles round trip on a road bike for 2 …@Simong_1984 I was commuting 16 miles round trip on a road bike for 2 years. I just switched to this https://www.decathlon.co.uk/riverside-500-hybrid-bike-dark-grey-id_8379020.html and it's day and night I love it! So much more comfortable Its available on cycle to work scheme if your work does this made it an affordable option for me.


Not actually that much lighter though no doubt because of the suspension forks and some riding efficiency will be lost due to the forks. Much lower weight limit too and low end suspension forks tend to be high maintenance. If you want a lighter more efficient bike I would of thought a Triban 500SE would be a better option as long as you are in the weight limits of the frame. Personally I like the Subway's, they are workhorses, strong and comfortable that you can ride pretty much anywhere. They all feature freehub drivetrains.

btwin.com/not…pdf

bikeradar.com/com…24/
AlexanderSmith1st Feb

I have this bike - really . Decent brakes - and frame is solid. …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.


Got a link to the handlebar?
Simong_19841st Feb

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?


It's suggest you go for Road bike... I was using electric bike for the last 1and half year and I just bought a road bike ( my first ever) 2 weeks ago. I find it really amazing. As you saying mostly you going to ride on roads and smooth paths I would highly recommend road bike...
bob_regis19 h, 33 m ago

Can't find a link to the official size guide from Carerra - can anyone …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.


You just need a tape measure to do that!

It's on the link!: halfords.com/cyc…ink
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10% off at Tredz Bikes
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10% off until 31march2018, no minimum spend and free uk delivery as standard
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crs1948fcd9th Feb

PLMQAZ is not working anymore.


I got the code on a slip of paper on a delivery from them, so can’t see it being pulled, it’s likely an exclusion, although non listed on the paper.

usually endura specialized don’t work
I cut and pasted this code for an item I was purchasing this afternoon and can confirm that it's still working ok.

Thanks OP.
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PLMQAZ is not working anymore.
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or use ECWJ2R £5 off £30 spend (some exclusions like endura etc)
Roux Vercors R8 2017 £389.99 @ Tredz
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Sounds like a decent price. I'm sure someone will tell me shortly if it's not (y) Specification Frame: 7005 double butted alloy Fork: Carbon Stem: Kalloy ahead road Bars: Kal… Read more
It's not a bad deal for what's on offer.
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klargon3 m ago

That’s fairly hefty, even at that price point. For entry-level road bikes i …That’s fairly hefty, even at that price point. For entry-level road bikes in this price bracket, you’re generally best looking at Decathlon’s offerings. You’ll not get discs, but these are low-end mechanical discs anyway, so are unlikely to offer much benefit



I'm actually looking at the B'Twin, don't have it in my size at the might which is a shame.
Just found this while looking around, saw that it was down from £700 so thought it might be a good deal for someone. I'm not looking to spend that much personally.

Thanks for letting me know, ill remove this
That’s fairly hefty, even at that price point. For entry-level road bikes in this price bracket, you’re generally best looking at Decathlon’s offerings. You’ll not get discs, but these are low-end mechanical discs anyway, so are unlikely to offer much benefit
Carrera Axle Mens Hybrid Bike Bicycle Red 27.5" Aluminium wheels 21 Speed, £180 from Halfords
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Mens and womens available, all sizes and choice of 2 colours for each. Carrera Axle Men's Hybrid Bike - RedThe Carrera Axle Men's Hybrid Bike is the perfect bike if you're going … Read more
medical15421 h, 47 m ago

Possible 3% cashback too through TCB or quidco



If you are a new customer (new email addy would suffice) with Zeek , then a further £6.15 cashback is possible as well as around £15 cashback from buying the discounted e-vouchers (which can be used in store with click n collect as we did) .

This would bring the price fown to around £159 or possibly c £153.50 with topcashback Now that's a steal !
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CampGareth18 m ago

Seems reasonable, though if you're regularly riding in the rain or at …Seems reasonable, though if you're regularly riding in the rain or at speed or are heavy you might want to replace the V brakes with discs. Not sure if that can be done on this frame. I went from some bottom of the range shimano V brakes to magura MT4 hydraulic disc brakes and the difference is immense, in braking and in price :P


The subway is the disc model of this bike, the two models normally alternate being on sale
Seems reasonable, though if you're regularly riding in the rain or at speed or are heavy you might want to replace the V brakes with discs. Not sure if that can be done on this frame. I went from some bottom of the range shimano V brakes to magura MT4 hydraulic disc brakes and the difference is immense, in braking and in price :P
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Mavic Aksium Road Rear Wheel 2017 £58.49 - CRC
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Great wheel for an excellent price. I just thought it could help someone. Ordered loads of stuff from CRC. Brilliant people to deal with, one of the best cycling online shops.
Nothing more annoying than someone advertising a bicycle wheel and not stating what size it is. Because all bicycle wheels are the same size - just ask Sheldon Brown
Cam117729 m ago

If you're a British Cycling member you would get a further 10% off your …If you're a British Cycling member you would get a further 10% off your order as well.


If you make it up to £100 spend, fairly easy when you need bike stuff
Had trouble the last three times I have ordered from CRC (now partner with Wiggle I believe) so I wont be using them again in the future. Orders took ages to arrive with no despatch or update email whatsoever even after a couple of weeks after paying for the goods. Many the main parts I ordered that were in stock at the time never arrived with me having to chase on the phone only to find they dont have stock and a refund will have to be processed. The fiver gift card they promised me for my troubles still hasnt arrived... three months on.
As for product I use aksiums 2010 models myself. Dont know if much different from the latest here. If you wanted a pair I would buy them from Winstanleys bikes for £128.99 delivered. Here
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If you're a British Cycling member you would get a further 10% off your order as well.
Trek 1.2 H2 Compact Road Bike (2015) - £350 @ Je James Cycles
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Trek 1.2 H2 Compact Road Bike. 2015 model but the spec hasn’t changed since. You are essentially getting the same bike. Hope this helps someone.
Looking for a smaller frame - 50cm (5ft sister)... Anyone have any ideas?
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robodan9185 h, 7 m ago

http://www.bikeradar.com/road/gear/category/bikes/road/product/review-trek-1-2-49981/Ouch


That review is assuming it's a £650 bike.

If the review was run again assuming a £350 price tag it would be a lot better.
Agreed. You normally can't get Trek bikes via mail order.
I used to own a Tiagra specced version of this. Very nice entry level bike. Got me hooked on road cycling.
£350 seems a reasonable value for this sort of bike these days. You're getting a very nice frameset. Wheels and finishing kit are very basic though. As you would expect in this price range. But once you put some nicer wheels and decent tyres and brake pads it will serve as well as any alloy road bike.
Also buying Trek gives you good resale value.
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Also Trek don't allow mail order. They insist all their bikes are built professionally and handed over in person.
Triban 500 SE Road Bike reduced from £299 to £249 @ Decathlon (Limited Stock)
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Reduced a further £20 from £269 (posted a couple months ago). Still a few sizes available. Really highly rated starter commuter road bike - Road CC once voted it as Budget Road … Read more
I have this bike and think it's great! Had it for a couple of years now and used it daily at one point for my commute to work and had no problems at all. Would recommend.
bob_regis10 h, 42 m ago

How do you get the 10% off at Halfords. Best I can see is 7.5% of using …How do you get the 10% off at Halfords. Best I can see is 7.5% of using NHS discount?


Hi - one of the benefits at work - 10% off on all purchases in the store.
godfather916th Jan

So this one (£249) or Carrera from Halfords? …So this one (£249) or Carrera from Halfords? http://www.halfords.com/cycling/bikes/road-bikes/carrera-virtuoso-road-bike-51-54cm-framesI can get Halfords one with 10% off (£270).I am mainly looking for a weekend 20-40 miles rides.These both have excellent reviews - and seem about the same to me.


How do you get the 10% off at Halfords. Best I can see is 7.5% of using NHS discount?
Edited by: "bob_regis" 21st Jan
So this one (£249) or Carrera from Halfords? halfords.com/cyc…mes

I can get Halfords one with 10% off (£270).

I am mainly looking for a weekend 20-40 miles rides.

These both have excellent reviews - and seem about the same to me.
I read it as 5 years for carbon framework. Suspension Forks only get 2 years.
Carrera Axle 21 speed, aluminium frame hybrid bike down from £330 to £198 at Halfords.
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Further discounts may be available (eg 10% via British Cycling would make it £178.20?). I'm sceptical about Halfords RRP pricing and the shop itself has a mixed reputation, but if… Read more
Scooby25202nd Jan

Whiukd it be better to purchase the subway 1 at £300 over this one , not …Whiukd it be better to purchase the subway 1 at £300 over this one , not sure


Not long ago the Subway 1 was at £230 on offer and really its a much better bike. Pretty much the frame is the same I think but the Subway has a freehub drivetrain which is much stronger, smoother shifting and lower maintenance plus it has disc brakes. A much better bike. I'm not keen on the Axle/Parva myself I think Halfords should keep the freewheel based bikes in the Apollo range.
I bought one of these a few years ago to get back & fore to work very decent bike for the price
Go to Halfords via quidco / tcb for 3% cashback or stick with above link for your nectar points
Whiukd it be better to purchase the subway 1 at £300 over this one , not sure
ArthurDent119 h, 5 m ago

It's not garbage. It's a decent budget bike with decent budget …It's not garbage. It's a decent budget bike with decent budget components. I wouldn't pay the RRP because these things are frequently reduced to a more sensible price, as it currently is.At this price point disc brakes tend to be very poor. Plenty of £400-500 bikes have Tektro v brakes like this has.It's nice to see a simple hybrid bike with sensible parts and a good frame being voted hot. Makes a change from the usual rear-suspension, disc brake BSOs (Bicycle Shaped Objects) that are well worth avoiding.CyclingUK or British Cycling membership should get you another 10% OFF which makes the membership almost pay for itself. You also get liability insurance as part of the membership. Worth doing.


I suppose no one would nick it... it has that much going for it at least. HOT.
Abus S-Cension Bike Helmet £12.49 free delivery @ Rutland Cycling
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Seems like a good price for a nice lid if you need one, two colours and sizes, twist adjustment, says it has a rear light.
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Are the lights rechargeable? I cant find any details about it anywhere
Bought 2 greens the other day. No reds in small /medium at Whitwell.

Lights were both not far off flat batteries but easy fix
Just ordered one in red and white, thanks OP.

Have some heat.
Giro Trinity bike helmet for just 26.95 with free delivery @ highon bikes
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Ive had a of Giro's helmets before and they are always top quality. This is their entry level road bike helmet and is very well reviewed. At other sites like Tredz it is 40 quid so… Read more
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bluntmachetti6 m ago

Can you confirm the helmet is as good as say the decathlon mid-range ones. …Can you confirm the helmet is as good as say the decathlon mid-range ones. I've become particularly picky when it comes to helmets after falling over my handlebars and landing on my head during a particularly steep and wet incline during the Pru 100.


I have yet to try the Decathlon helmets but giro is a very respected brand and the cheaper models such as This One will skimp on weight and features but not safety.
Can you confirm the helmet is as good as say the decathlon mid-range ones. I've become particularly picky when it comes to helmets after falling over my handlebars and landing on my head during a particularly steep and wet incline during the Pru 100.
Full length mudguards £11.06 -  Amazon sold by Biketart Store.
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Front and rear set Link to all sizes Three sizes at this price Copy and pasted A premium quality pair of full length mudguards Great coverage with mudflaps front and rear, kee… Read more
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basergorkobal18 h, 7 m ago

Isn't really clear from the photos how adjustable the joints are. …Isn't really clear from the photos how adjustable the joints are. Personally I would pay a few extra quid for Blumels. At least you know what you're getting.


Do you have a link for the better ones?
Thanks
Isn't really clear from the photos how adjustable the joints are. Personally I would pay a few extra quid for Blumels. At least you know what you're getting.
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