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Upgraded Carrera Vulcan (another one...)

jaysonjayson Posts: 4,606
edited September 2009 in Your mountain bikes

Frame: Carrera Vulcan
Forks: Suntour XCM (soon to be replaced)
Bars: Stock
Stem: Stem
Headset: Stock
Grips: Stock

Front Brake Lever assy: Deore
Front Caliper: M535 Deore
Front disc: Deore
Rear Brake Lever assy: Deore
Rear Caliper: M535 Deore
Rear Disc: Deore
Hoses: Shimano

Shifters: Deore Dual control
Cables: Flying Snake Sealed
Front Mech: Deore
Rear Mech: Deore

Seat: Stock
Seat Post: Stock
Seat Post Clamp: Stock

Cranks: Deore Hollowtech
Chainring(s): Deore
Chain: Shimano
Cassette: Deore 11-32
Pedals: M520 SPD
Bottom Bracket: XT octalink

Front Wheel: Shimano M505 Factory Wheel
Rim: Shimano
Spokes: Shimano Aero
Hub: Shimano
Tire: Continental Mountain King 2.4

Back Wheel: Shimano M505 Factory Wheel
Rim: Shimano
Spokes: Shimano Aero
Hub: Shimano
Tire:Continental Mountain King 2.4


  • ilovedirtilovedirt Posts: 5,798
    nice build you've got going there :) new forks will make a world of difference, believe me!
    I've started doing something similar with the one in my sig :)
    Production Privee Shan

    B'Twin Triban 5
  • jaysonjayson Posts: 4,606
    Thanks :D it does ride well but the forks are in need of replacement unfortunately money is not exactly freely flowing at the mo so things are done as and when for now.

    I want some air forks rahter than coil sprung but those obviously cost more but are lighter, im fairly sure most forks would be lighter than suntours on it at the mo but im not 100% sure and dont wanna buy something that will weight the same or maybe more.

    Come on lotto win........ :D:D
  • ilovedirtilovedirt Posts: 5,798
    haha fair enough, well there's some MX comps on chain reaction for about £170 that are air sprung. I'm not much of a fan of coil anymore because unless you have a compression knob, you have to make do with whatever spring rate you have at the time or spend hours swapping them out. With air it's SO much easier!
    Production Privee Shan

    B'Twin Triban 5
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