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j96_2j96_2 Posts: 188
edited August 2011 in Your mountain bikes
2usv9tw.jpg New Carrera Vengeance i love it!!!
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  • bennett_346bennett_346 Posts: 5,029
    Would love to hear some specs :)

    I have a carrera too, but the colour scheme on this looks way epic!
  • anton1ranton1r Posts: 272
    I do like the white rims, but there's one problem with it mate...

    Its far too clean and shiny, get out and ride it like you stole it! ;)

    (Note: also this thread could/should possibly be in the "Your mountain bikes" bit? If that's true i'm sure a nice Admin will come along and shift it for you! :) If i'm wrong ignore me! :P )
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  • j96_2j96_2 Posts: 188
    The Specs:
    Brand new Shimano Hydraulic disc brakes
    Rock Shox Dart 1
    Shimano Altus front mech, And Shimano Alivio rear mech
    Kends Tyres

    Rides very well indeed very happy with it :)

    Haha i realise that but the weather is really good at the moment where i live and theres no where that i can take it to have a good ride on ;) role on the summer holidays!
    Also as i only got it on Saturday its stayed pretty shiny!

    Got a very good deal on the bike too, it was meant to be £500 but in the Halfords sale it came to £330!!!

    very pleased :D

    Hopefully at some point i will have some white rock shox tora's for it and new stem etc :)

    More Pics:
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  • bennett_346bennett_346 Posts: 5,029
    Be proud, its a nice bike for a nice deal :)
  • j96_2j96_2 Posts: 188
    Cheers :D
  • biff55biff55 Posts: 1,404
    i've always thought them to be a very smart looking bike , enjoy.
    i'd be taking a hammer to those wheel reflectors though 8)
  • j96_2j96_2 Posts: 188
    haha i took em off after i took the photos ;p hopefully getting some green rotor bolts and bottle cage screws at weekend to match the graphics :)
  • biff55biff55 Posts: 1,404
    j96_2 wrote:
    hopefully getting some green rotor bolts and bottle cage screws at weekend to match the graphics :)

    :shock: :shock:
    do not change the rotor bolts for the coloured versions !!!!!!!!
    they are not strong enough for brake components.
    ok for bottle mounts.
  • cat_with_no_tailcat_with_no_tail Posts: 12,981
    biff55 wrote:
    j96_2 wrote:
    hopefully getting some green rotor bolts and bottle cage screws at weekend to match the graphics :)

    :shock: :shock:
    do not change the rotor bolts for the coloured versions !!!!!!!!
    they are not strong enough for brake components.
    ok for bottle mounts.

    Errrm, I call bullshit on that.

    Had coloured rotor bolts fitted to my 185mm codes for a couple of months now with no problems. They've had a hard life too, including a couple of DH races.
  • biff55biff55 Posts: 1,404
    what soft cheese anodised bolts ?
    stand corrected.
  • paul.skibumpaul.skibum Posts: 4,068
    Change the pedals. nice bike otherwise, esp for 330.

    If you go at the whole mtb thing you will probably reach the limits of those forks fairly rapidly but that shouldnt prove terminal and the frame is worth a few quid on a few upgrqades. Not sure coloured bolts are worth the money though...
    Closet jockey wheel pimp censored .
  • riekorieko Posts: 121
    Nice bike :)
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  • reevie25reevie25 Posts: 254
    Nice bike! But rip them reflectors off! :twisted:
  • pastey_boypastey_boy Posts: 2,083
    biff55 wrote:
    what soft cheese anodised bolts ?
    stand corrected.
    mowa do coloured disc rotor bolts. they look anodised but are actually steel
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  • El CapitanoEl Capitano Posts: 6,401
    the colour scheme on this looks way epic!

    Definitely.
  • j96_2j96_2 Posts: 188
    all the reflectors are off the bike now ;p took em off on the sunday morning. And yeh its the Mowa ones i am getting

    Bike now without reflectors with bottle cage:
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    Bike now without reflectors and bottle cage:
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    Which look better?? :)
  • j96_2j96_2 Posts: 188
    These are the bolts i aim to get:
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  • j96_2j96_2 Posts: 188
    Change the pedals.


    reach the limits of those forks fairly rapidly

    White ones of those will look nice :)

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    And i will hopefully get a pair of those:

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    :)
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    that is such a good looking bike.

    i wouldnt normally recommend coloured pedals as i think they look webbo but i reckon the white ones? i had some fitted to a black and white bike before and they were good looking
  • j96_2j96_2 Posts: 188

    i reckon the white ones?

    Definitely they would look very nice and thankyou :D i thought it was and a bargain at £330!!!
  • j96_2j96_2 Posts: 188
    oh btw ignore the little  thing :P dint mean to put it lol
  • xtreemxtreem Posts: 2,965
    Best looking budget bike so far.
  • j96_2j96_2 Posts: 188
    chears :)
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    for the money it is a real bargain, those carreras have consistently been really good for the money, im not much of a hardtail man but even im tempted if they can still be gotten for the money!
  • j96_2j96_2 Posts: 188
    im tempted if they can still be gotten for the money!

    http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stor ... yId_165499

    There you go :) If you actually wanna get one reserve it online before you go pay for it instore as its only online reservation that gets you it for £330 in store its gone back up to £400 and odd! Its what i did to get mine :D
  • j96_2j96_2 Posts: 188
    I have a carrera too,

    Which one do you have?
  • the only thing that bothers me about the vengeance bikes is the triangular shaped downtube. just looks funny/odd IMO but definitely a nice bike.
  • j96_2j96_2 Posts: 188
    the only thing that bothers me about the vengeance bikes is the triangular shaped downtube. just looks funny/odd IMO

    Yeh a few of my friends said that :)
  • nice bike, same frame as my fury, i was going to buy one of these but went for the fury as i liked the colour, done some serious pimping on mine now which nearly cost as much as the bike itself
  • j96_2j96_2 Posts: 188
    done some serious pimping on mine now which nearly cost as much as the bike itself

    Sweet I'm planning on doing that to mine, not that a lot needs doing to it :)
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