Poor hydraulic barkes

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JermaineMahoney's review of Carrera Subway 2 Mens


“Poor hydraulic barkes”

Written on: 04/10/2016 by JermaineMahoney (1 review written)

I purchased this bike 7 weeks ago from Halfords after being told that hydraulic disc brakes were better than mechanical disc brakes which are in turn better than V brakes. No so! These brakes don't stop the bike for around 5 feet whereas the mechanical disc and V brakes on two other bikes I bought at the same time stop dead on the head of a pin immediately. The brakes also sound wrong - like something is shearing/rubbing against something. Halfords tell me that the hydraulic brakes cannot be adjusted to achieve any better performance. So I am stuck with a bike I have ridden twice in 5 weeks because I do not have confidence in the brakes. I have written to Halfords HQ because the local store cannot do anything and so await a response. Anyone else got hydraulic disc issues on any bike and if so what did you do about it?

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