Written on: 27/02/2009 by orangedevil (1 review written)
The only negative is that the disc brake rubbing is a little annoying, but I guess its normal and you have to wear them in a little.
I did try adjusting the distance between the pads and the rotor, but its really a case of either accepting a weak braking force (through greater distance between pad and rotor), or suffer a little rubbing and have a set of decent sharp brakes until the rubbing wears off.
Bought the Carrera Subway 2 Mens yesterday after much research on the net. I wanted a little more speed on the roads, but still maintain the MTB handlebar style. . . enter the subway 2, road and trail bike.
Like many other reviewers, I wasn't keen on having to buy exclusively from Halfords, mainly due to the fact that its hit and miss as to whether the person serving you knows anything at all about what they are selling you. The guy that served me at New Malden did not even give me the free spanner / alan key kit that they are meant to provide with every bike!! I opted to take it home and build it myself as I have a little experience of twiddling with bikes over the years.
It came in a fairly sturdy box. and was well packed.
Having put it all together without any problems, the first thing that struck me was how well the whole chain and crank and sprocket set up was. Upon spinning the crank around, it was very smooth and has obviously been set up well at the factory.
I have changed the seat for a wider gel type - the seat post suspension is great too.
I have yet to go out and take it for a long ride, but my gut feeling tells me I wont be dissapointed.
I inflated the tyres to 45psi (front) and 55psi (rear).
This bike does look great and looks more expensive than it actually is. It feels very sturdy and solid and I'm sure will turn a few heads when out and about.
I have also fitted a 'U' type solid bike lock (from 'bikehut' ) to the centre down tube. No problems here, it stays out of the way against the rear hub rame, clear of the pedals and stays firm without clattering.
I'll provide another update, once I have had the chance to put it though its paces.