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Carrera Kraken - XC build update 15 aug

mrmonkfingermrmonkfinger Posts: 1,452
edited August 2013 in Your mountain bikes
So, with our little offspring approaching the 1 year mark quite soon, I need a utility bike capable of doing a little light off road (fire trails, mainly) and having a child seat bolted on. Now, whilst I do have a road bike that all the utility stuff could be fitted to, I quite like it as a road bike, and it would be nice to have a hack bike suitable for the odd XC ride.

Two goals with this project: keep the budget down to a couple of hundred, and get something reasonable to ride that does all the stuff mentioned.

So, we start with this, for £35, a Carrera Kraken XC in size large:


And add some things I already have, at zero cost:

A Ritchey WCS headset.
A Ritchey Comp stem.
A Ritchey Comp seatpost.
Some Scott grips.
FSA chainrings, 22, 32 & 42.
Some SRAM Stylo cranks.
Two Avid Code 5 levers.
Several Elixir callipers.
Two 160mm discs.
A pair of wheels (M756 XT hubs, DT spokes, Bontrager rims).
Some skewers.

And also some things coming from BR classifieds (thanks, amt27):

An XT front mech.


And on their way from CRC:

A Deore shadow mech:

A SRAM PG970 cassette:

An FSA XC300 handlebar:

Total spent so far, £135.33

Yet to come:

A fork (I'm looking for a second hand rigid, remember its a budget build)

utility department:
Mudguards (yup, cool-as-corduroy full length jobs).
Blackburn EX rack (for the child seat).


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