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FURY 07

spineyspiney Posts: 17
edited August 2009 in MTB beginners
Hi All

I am very new to this biking thing and am looking at buying a hard tail and the Carrera Fury 07 has caught my eye.

does anyone know anything about this bike?
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  • Big n DaftBig n Daft Posts: 418
    edited July 2007
    What do you want to know?

    Good spec, good frame, great fork, all in all for the price....you cant go far wrong. But...make sure it fits you and your style, it doesnt matter how much you spend, if it doesnt feel right you wont enjoy it.

    The Fury doesn't give the most upright riding position...it's a full on XC ride, so expect to be quite bent over in the 'default' riding position.

    One thing i will say, in my experience (and mine only) check everything that can be tightened is tight as soon as you take it out of the shop.....especially crank arms.

    Apart from this you should'nt have many problems.

    BnD
    Cycle tracks will abound in Utopia. ~H.G. Wells

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  • ThantosThantos Posts: 533
    IIRC, the Fury uses the same frame as Kona Hardtails.
    As said above, the spec is very good for a bike of its price. However, presuming you are buying it from Halfords (Carrera dealer) make sure it is put together properly before riding it.
  • spineyspiney Posts: 17
    Many thanks for the info,

    It's been about 20 years since i had a bike so this should be quite an experience

    looking forward to it though!!
  • Big n DaftBig n Daft Posts: 418
    Was the same here.

    At least 15 years since last serious bike, so i bought a Fury.

    It is a hell of a ride, of that there is no doubt, the fork is plush once its broken in, as i said, the best advice i can give is check every single bolt asap....especially crank arms, brake calipers, rotors and handlebars. If your confident enough the other problem i discovered is rough edges on the inside of the spoke eyelets and the rim tape not being on correctly, might be worth your while stripping the wheels and checking the rim tape as it can cause punctures.

    Now to be fair thats not really a Halfords problem, more in the manufacture, but seriously even with those little problems its still a great bike and it still might be 50 quid off which puts it at £449.

    BnD
    Cycle tracks will abound in Utopia. ~H.G. Wells

    http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x42/ ... 3Small.jpg
  • spineyspiney Posts: 17
    I am picking this up tomorrow which gives me enough time to check everything out before i go off-road for the first time at the weekend. Hope the adrenalin rush is as good as the expectation.

    Cheers again for the advice
  • dcp1975dcp1975 Posts: 739
    Ive just bought a Fury tonight, i pick it up tomorrow....looking forward to it :lol:
  • spineyspiney Posts: 17
    I picked mine up last night and it's like riding on air!! long gone are the days of the raleigh chopper :D .

    saying that i tried the 15 mile trip to work on it this morning, everything was going well till i got a puncture about 13 miles into it so had to walk the last 2 miles. Got here without enough time to have a shower so now sitting in a pool of my own sweat :x .

    going off road tomorrow to really try it out!
  • Big n DaftBig n Daft Posts: 418
    Glad you like it......

    Did you check the rim tapes?

    Or was it an obvious puncture cause.....?

    If not please check them tapes...if thats what it is and you don't sort it, it will puncture over and over again.

    Take it easy first time off road for a bit, give the fork a chance to soften up.... :lol:

    BnD
    Cycle tracks will abound in Utopia. ~H.G. Wells

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  • spineyspiney Posts: 17
    cheers B&D i did check them when i put the road tyres on and they looked fine but now i might put a bit more tape round the rims as i'm putting the off-road tyres back on tonight.

    I will be taking it easy round Thetford tomorrow as I want to get everything right with the shocks and everything, will be going round with a couple of experienced riders too so they should be able to help if i get stuck.

    still can't believe how much improvment has been made to these things since i last owned a bike. i can see me doing a lot of this!
  • Big n DaftBig n Daft Posts: 418
    Good on ya,

    Could possibly be a bit of road debris then.

    What road tyres did you choose....that was my next purchase to be honest, along with another set of wheels to put em on :shock:

    Mrs BnD will be removing my credit card rights if this carries on. :oops:

    Still......ive always got the reserve!

    BnD
    Cycle tracks will abound in Utopia. ~H.G. Wells

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  • al_yrpalal_yrpal Posts: 102
    I suffer multiple punctures on my Carrera Kraken because the rims have sharp edges on them caused by the countersinks for the spokes. I keep getting punctures on the inside, even on the road. I have tried emerying the edges to remove the sharp edges but it doesnt seem to help. If you are getting punctures on the inside it may be due to this


    Al
  • Big n DaftBig n Daft Posts: 418
    A few rounds of good quality (i.e. thick) insulating tape underneath the rim tape and over the countersinks should solve that.

    To be honest if the rim tape is tight enough and on right, it shouldnt happen at all, thats exactly what its purpose is.

    How do the punctures look? Are they on the valve side of the tube? Single or double holes?

    If you've had the tube off to fix and put things right, you shouldnt have this problem.

    Of course the other way is to go tubeless, but that costs more cash than tape... :lol:

    BnD
    Cycle tracks will abound in Utopia. ~H.G. Wells

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  • al_yrpalal_yrpal Posts: 102
    Punctures are single little splits on the inside of the tube (not snakebite pinch punctures). I did buy some rim tape, the widest I could, but it doesn't cover the deep groove fully. The countersinks for the spoke nuts are wider than the groove leaving feather edges that are sharp. I think that the countersinks are too wide and have had a go at getting new rims free from Halfords, but at the moment they don't want to play ball. Another guy with the Halfords full susser has the same problem.

    A new set of wheels is £119 from the LBS which is a bit much seeing that I paid onlyt £200 for the Kraken in the Xmas sale.

    Wondering if I should try a small claims claim, but I'd rather it was settled amicable. I have an e-mail from Halfords admitting that there were some 'issues'


    Al
  • Big n DaftBig n Daft Posts: 418
    Yeah fair comment,

    I agree it shouldnt happen,

    I had one the first time i did any off road on my Fury...exactly the same, little split on the inside of the tube, rough countersinks, as i said i ran insulating tape around the groove and not had a problem since.

    Good luck on getting new wheels....Just out of interest, is Carrera wholly owned by Halfords or are Halfords just the distributors?

    BnD
    Cycle tracks will abound in Utopia. ~H.G. Wells

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  • spineyspiney Posts: 17
    BnD,

    i just got some Continental raodies, (that was all they had at halfords), luckily enough they came with a free innertube, (oh the irony :lol: )

    could you answer a question for me please?

    there is a cylindrical object attached to the handlebars which, as far as i can see, isn't connected to anything. it is about 32mm in circumference and about 38mm high, (not a bell). it rotates and has a little pull tab on it. my guess is it's the resivoire for the brakes, (going on how my motorbike brakes work) but there are no tubes or wires coming from it unless they go through the frame from underneath. TBH i've not looked at it too much at the moment but i couldn't find it in the literature that came with it and it's kinda bugging me.
  • impishedimpished Posts: 1,092
    try gently pulling the tab and letting go.... :wink:
    then listen to the beautifuly musical ring the bell makes :oops: :wink:
  • spineyspiney Posts: 17
    I Tried that and it isn't a bell, i was quite dissapointed but it isn't!
  • I worked in halfords, and it sounds mightely like a bell.

    As for the punctures ive heard of one bike coming back in, that was a banshee, Bit of pvc tape and all was good.

    The other worrying thing was where the rear brake cable and gear cable go through the rear swing arm pivot area they rub alot and cause bad marks on the frame and the cables themselves.
  • Big n DaftBig n Daft Posts: 418
    spiney wrote:
    BnD,
    could you answer a question for me please?

    there is a cylindrical object attached to the handlebars which, as far as i can see, isn't connected to anything. it is about 32mm in circumference and about 38mm high, (not a bell). it rotates and has a little pull tab on it.

    Tis the bell, all new bikes by law have to be sold with one....the brake resies are on the actual levers, the bit that says 'Tektro Auriga' with the two screws in.

    If you press said tab and let it go it will ring...like mine did, just before i threw it in the bin.

    Another tip is to get some frame protectors, (the little circular ones) and stick one either side of the head tube, where the cables run close, because they will rub the paint off the frame if you dont!

    BnD
    Cycle tracks will abound in Utopia. ~H.G. Wells

    http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x42/ ... 3Small.jpg
  • al_yrpalal_yrpal Posts: 102
    I think Careera is just Halfords brand name for its high spec bikes

    I will try the tape as I don't like conflicts

    Al
  • dcp1975dcp1975 Posts: 739
    Ive just picked up a Fury tonight....take a look
  • Big n DaftBig n Daft Posts: 418
    dcp1975 wrote:
    Ive just picked up a Fury tonight....take a look

    Nice......

    They look good shiny dont they?

    Look better dirty though! :wink:

    Enjoy!

    BnD
    Cycle tracks will abound in Utopia. ~H.G. Wells

    http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x42/ ... 3Small.jpg
  • dcp1975dcp1975 Posts: 739
    I will do, it looks nice and its a good solid bike that i can upgrade later and for £450 who can argue??
  • Big n DaftBig n Daft Posts: 418
    edited July 2007
    Yeah, thats it.

    I wanted a bike that would be good enough to do what i wanted it to do, but not expensive enough to create a major financial loss if my less that brilliant skills trashed it.

    I've always thought your buying a frame anyway, how many bikes are as standard after a year for example?

    I've already changed the saddle on mine already, after a clipless moment :oops: plus SPD pedals.

    When i bought mine i was also looking at the Spesh Hardrock Pro (not comfortable to ride for me) and the Giant XTC 4.5 (but i heard bad things about MPH brakes)

    I paid £449 for the Fury, it be comfy, it fits me well, the fork is excellent, i can ride it like the clappers and its very well behaved.

    Now, new wheelset and some road tyres, im going to commute on it as well!

    BnD
    Cycle tracks will abound in Utopia. ~H.G. Wells

    http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x42/ ... 3Small.jpg
  • dcp1975dcp1975 Posts: 739
    Thats basically what i will be doing, ive got a pair of Panaracers on order, then slowly each month i will upgrade crank, saddle, wheels, mechs but only when the existing ones have worn out. Love it and the weather today is looking good.
  • mikeitupmikeitup Posts: 99
    Big n Daft wrote:
    Was the same here.

    At least 15 years since last serious bike, so i bought a Fury.

    It is a hell of a ride, of that there is no doubt, the fork is plush once its broken in, as i said, the best advice i can give is check every single bolt asap....especially crank arms, brake calipers, rotors and handlebars. If your confident enough the other problem i discovered is rough edges on the inside of the spoke eyelets and the rim tape not being on correctly, might be worth your while stripping the wheels and checking the rim tape as it can cause punctures.

    Now to be fair thats not really a Halfords problem, more in the manufacture, but seriously even with those little problems its still a great bike and it still might be 50 quid off which puts it at £449.

    BnD


    I had a puncture yesterday and found out it was a rough spoke eyelet edge. Trimmed it and checked the front one too. I also agree on titghtening everything!!
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  • Big n DaftBig n Daft Posts: 418
    Jeez....bit of a pattern developing here isnt there?

    All i can do is repeat the advice from earlier.....two laps of the rim with good quality insulation tape...works a charm, i put the rim tape back over the top for added protection, not had a sniff of a problem since.

    Mind you, when the new wheels are bought by the credit card oompa loompas, i might go tubeless.

    BnD
    Cycle tracks will abound in Utopia. ~H.G. Wells

    http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x42/ ... 3Small.jpg
  • mikeitupmikeitup Posts: 99
    Big n Daft wrote:
    Jeez....bit of a pattern developing here isnt there?

    All i can do is repeat the advice from earlier.....two laps of the rim with good quality insulation tape...works a charm, i put the rim tape back over the top for added protection, not had a sniff of a problem since.

    Mind you, when the new wheels are bought by the credit card oompa loompas, i might go tubeless.

    BnD

    Cheers for that advice, Mr Big!
    Sounds like a good idea.
    What road tyres are you getting , btw? I am after a set that I can use on road/towpath cos the MTB tyres are knackering me out!! :(
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  • Big n DaftBig n Daft Posts: 418
    Well, im looking to commute on road,

    So first purchase is a new lighter wheelset (its not until you pick up other rims you realise how heavy those DDM's are!) I want a seperate wheelset so its a quick swap out at the weekends/days off....ill leave the Gravitys on for now, i quite like them.

    Then two rotors, new cassette, a tubeless kit, then i'll more than likely look at either Conti's Gatorskin ultra's or Schwalbe City Jets.

    If your looking for something that will cope with tracks aswell as a bit of road you could do worse than these http://www.conti-tyres.co.uk/conticycle ... ter2.shtml

    Nice thick centre tread for low rolling resistance but a bit of knobbly for off road and cornering grip.

    BnD
    Cycle tracks will abound in Utopia. ~H.G. Wells

    http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x42/ ... 3Small.jpg
  • spineyspiney Posts: 17
    took mine off road on saturday and although i had nothing to compare it too it was good fun and easy to ride. had another blow out though due to a rogue rough spoke eyelet which i had missed when i wrapped insulation tape round it last week. after a track side repair managed to get round the rest of the course and a bit more.

    all i have to do is get through another week of this work thing then i can go again!
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