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Carrera Subway 2 or Pinnacle Cobolt 2

dominicot123dominicot123 Posts: 2
edited November 2014 in Commuting general
Hi,

I am hoping someone might be able to recommend which bike would be best. My budget is about £350 and at the moment I am trying to decide between the Carrera Subway 2 or Pinnacle Cobolt 2 as both are £350.

I will be commuting around 5 miles each way to work-along the river Thames towpath from Teddington-Brentford. I have heard that the Pinnacles tyres may not be suitable for the towpath but it does have the lockable suspension.

Does anyone have any recommendations or advice on which one I should go for?

I have copied the specs for both below (I know nothing about specs or anything!). Thanks!!

Pinnacle Cobalt 2:

Frame:
Pinnacle 6061-T6 double butted aluminium alloy
Fork:
SR Suntour NCX-D Lock-Out, 63mm travel
Front Derailleur:
Shimano Altus FD-M310
Rear Derailleur:
Shimano Acera RD-M360
Number of Gears:
24
Shifters:
Shimano SL-M310
Chainset:
Shimano FC-M171
Chainrings:
48/38/28T
Bottom Bracket:
FSA Square Taper
Cassette:
Shimano CS-HG31 11-32T
Chain:
KMC nickel finish
Pedals:
Flat w/rubber grippers
Brakeset:
Shimano BR-M375 Cable Disc
Brake Levers:
Tektro RS-360A 2-finger
Handlebars:
Pinnacle Aluminium low-rise bar, 15mm rise, 660mm width, 9/5 degree sweep
Stem:
Pinnacle Ahead stem, 90mm
Headset:
VP semi-integrated for 44mm ID
Grips:
Ergomomic Kraton rubber w/lock screws
Rims:
Alex Ace-18 32H
Front Hub:
Joytech 6-bolt disc
Rear Hub:
Joytech 6-bolt disc
Spokes:
Stainless PG
Front Tyre:
Kenda EuroTrek K197 38c
Rear Tyre:
Kenda EuroTrek K197 38c
Tubes:
Butyl
Saddle:
FWE Sport men’s, black
Seatpost:
Pinnacle Aluminium
Seat Binder:
Single-bolt clamp
Weight:
13kg



Carrera Subway 2
Forks: CHROMOLY BLADES WITH 1.1/8 HI-TEN STEEL STEERER
Frame Material: Alloy
Front Brake: CLARKES EXO HYDRAULIC DISC BRAKE 180mm Rotor
Number of Gears: 27
Rear Brake: CLARKES EXO HYDRAULIC DISC BRAKE 160mm Rotor
Suspension: Rigid
Wheel Size: 27.5"
DETAILED SPECS

Chainset: SUNTOUR XCM SQ, 48/36/26T - 170mm--14"/16", 175mm-18"/20"/20"/22"
Front Mech: SHIMANO ALTUS FD-M370
Gear Shifters: SHIMANO ALTUS SL-M370 TRIGGER SHIFTERS
Gender: Unisex
Headset: 1.1/8" Semi Integrated
Hubs: Alloy QR Hubs - 32 Hole
Pedals: Wellgo Alloy Platform - 9/16"
Rear Mech: SHIMANO ALTUS RD-M370
Rims: Carrera Alloy Double Wall Disc Brake Specific Rim - 32 Hole
Saddle: Carrera Performance Saddle
Tyre Size: 27.5x1.95
Tyres: VEE RUBBER CITY SLICK

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