Forum home Mountain biking forum Your mountain bikes

Carrera Hardtail thread - owners pictures and spec's

The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,747
edited September 2018 in Your mountain bikes
Thread to show off your Carrera's, one post only per bike please (come back and edit if you modify!)

My 2006 Kraken as a starter for 10!
20130101_114807.jpg

Total weight is currently 10,869g.

• Frame: 7005 Aluminium Carrera Kraken
• Forks: Manitou Skareb elite - tuned (1450g - with plugs and SFN)

• Front Brake: Shimano XT ST-M765/Saint M800 (398g)
• Rear Brake: Shimano XT M775/XTR M965 (281g)
• Discs: Tektro/Alligator (101g/72g)
• Rotor Bolts: ??? (24g)

• Grips: Renthal Kevlar (77g)
• Handle Bars: Syntace Duraflyte 640mm (233g)
• Stem: Superstar 80mm 31.8mm (122g)
• Headset: FSA No17 (Zero Stack) (117g)
• Headset Spacers: Bikehut CF

• Gear Shifters: Integrated into right lever - ST-M765 (1x9)
• Chain: ??? (240g)
• Cassette: XT 11-34 (296g)
• Chainset: Shimano Deore XT double bash and E13 single 32t (773g)
• Bottom Bracket: Shimano Deore Hollowtech ii (95g)
• Chainstay Protector: MBUK (30g)
• Pedals: Ritchey (350g)
• Front Mech: None
• Rear Mech: XTR (200g)
• Gear Cables: Jagwire

• Wheelset: Mavic Crossrides (Front: 916g Rear: 1073g)
• Tyres: Panaracer XC Pro 2.1/1.8 (720/620g)
• Tubes: Schwalbe (120g x2)
• QR Skewers: Shimano Deore XT (126g)

• Saddle: Bontrager inform RXL (197g)
• Seat post: Promax carbon fibre (233g)
• Seat Clamp: Unknown brand QR (40g)
• Bottle Cage: None - blanked with Nylon bolts[/quote]
«13456723

Posts

  • Greer_Greer_ Posts: 1,716
    This is the most up to date picture I have at the moment. I'll get another one up soon.

    8309934425_9d94a87f2d_z.jpg

    Weight is 11.8kg (my big scales only go to the nearest 100g unlike yours! Haha)

    • Frame: 7005 Aluminium Carrera Kraken
    • Forks: RockShox Recon Gold TK Solo Air (1805g)

    • Front Brake: Shimano Deore M596 (294g)
    • Rear Brake: Shimano Deore M596 (309g)
    • Rotors: Tektro 160mm (102g x2)
    • Rotor Bolts: Superstar Anodised (26g)

    • Grips: Superstar Supagripa Patriot (108g)
    • Handle Bars: Raceface Evolve XC Riser Bar 660mm (260g)
    • Stem: Kore Elite K34 100mm 31.8mm 4deg (134g)
    • Headset: Superstar Integrato (Zero Stack) (108g)
    • Headset Spacers: Superstar

    • Gear Shifters: SRAM X5 Speed Triggers (260g x2)
    • Chain: KMC X9-73 (298g)
    • Cassette: SRAM PG950 11-32 (230g)
    • Chainset: Shimano Deore M590 44-32-22 (858g)
    • Bottom Bracket: Shimano Deore Hollowtech ii (95g)
    • Chainstay Protector: Shimano XTR (30g)
    • Pedals: Shimano M520 (374g)
    • Front Mech: SRAM X5 (179g)
    • Rear Mech: SRAM X9 (217g)
    • Gear Cables: SP41

    • Rims: Stans Crest (370g x2)
    • Hubs: Superstar Switch Evo (195g/299g)
    • Spokes: Black Sapim Race DB Spokes (358g)
    • Wheelset Weight: Front: 783g - Rear: 875g
    • Tyres: Schwalbe Nobby Nic/Racing Ralph (536g x2)
    • Tubes: Geax Ultralight (141g x2)
    • QR Skewers: Shimano Deore M510 (168g)

    • Saddle: Charge Spoon (258g)
    • Seat post: Kalloy Alloy 31.6mm
    • Seat Clamp: Da Bomb Bomb Clamp (22g)
    • Bottle Cage: Brand-X Bottle Cage Alloy (72g)
  • imagexda.jpg[/URL]
    [/img]

    imagekvv.jpg[/URL]



    Bloomin imageshack is pain in the arris! My bike above (hopefully) - spec below (over the weekend it was transformed by magic in to an On One Carbon 456). It was a bloody good frame and for nearly 3 years it never once let me down - from Trail centres like FoD to Woburn to 40mile XC night rides. Upgraded as bits wore out. Loved it.

    2007/08 Carrera Kraken XC
    •Deore M596 brakes with 6bolt 180mm rotors back and front
    •On One Twelfty seat post with On One seatclamp
    •On One Big Nose saddle
    •ODI Yeti Lock on grips
    •Lapierre oversize stem 80mm
    •Lapierre oversize riser bars
    •FSA headset
    •Truvativ crankset (cant remember BB but it was pricey) with DMR V8 pedals
    •SRAM X7 shifters 3x9
    •SRAM X5 front mech 3x9
    •SRAM X7 rear mech 9speed
    • SRAM PG997 rear cassette 9 speed
    •SRAM PH971 chain
    •Superstar Superleggera's in Gold
    •Superstar XC430 rims black
    •Sapim spokes and brass nipples
    •Superstar skewers in Gold
    •Panaracer xc fire pro red stripe 2.1's
    •Suntour XCR 100mm forks

    I have 3 Halfords in my locality, and for the most part, servicing was poor and I now never use them. However, they sell some fabulous bikes, none more so than the Krakens. My bike helped me back in to riding after a big absence and always made me smile when up against my groups £1-2k's bikes. Mine was 2nd hand (nearly new, hardly used) for £130 :D. Actually, I just read this post back and I may build the frame in to a 2nd bike! (the missus will not agree).

    I look forward to seeing more Carrera's on this thread. All the best - Paul
    Family, Friends, Fantastic trails - what else is there

    viewtopic.php?f=10017&t=12898838
    viewtopic.php?f=10017&t=12897374
  • shigllgetchashigllgetcha Posts: 145
    edited January 2013
    My 2012 vulcan

    DSC05954_zps5ffc3404.jpg

    Nothing much done to it, changed the tires to racing ralphs, saved 500g per wheel

    Going to keep it fairly standard and replace stuff as it wears out/I wreck it
  • ilovedirtilovedirt Posts: 5,798
    You mean tyres ^
    Managed to convince one of the girls in the uni mtb club to buy one of those as a starter bike, she should be picking it up tomorrow. Looks like a cracking bike for the money :)
    Production Privee Shan

    B'Twin Triban 5
  • haha indeed i did.

    Yeh I didnt want to start off with anything too fancy or expensive so it suited well
  • Got your message but it won't let me reply!

    Just finished adding the last of my xmas presents to my fury tonight so I will get some pictures at the weekend if I've got time. I don't really feel it's a carrera though as I've built it up from scratch :lol:
  • My 2012 vulcan

    DSC05954_zps5ffc3404.jpg

    Nothing much done to it, changed the tires to racing ralphs, saved 500g per wheel

    Going to keep it fairly standard and replace stuff as it wears out/I wreck it

    They're good bikes but the brakes are poop, try and pick some SLXs up or similar. Will improve the bike greatly!

    I'm a bikehut mechanic and see how many sets of those brakes literally fall apart!
  • 90325BCC-DC31-4D6C-9525-AEB64D438843-1845-000000CA26810B91_zpsc5064576.jpg

    DFC76987-0DBC-4CC8-9B44-4A96CD22A475-1845-000000CA23CE28EC_zpsa92ea844.jpg

    94BF5EB9-2F1C-4679-94B5-670B4A967227-1555-000000D96052D90D_zps8902d93e.jpg

    62A14E63-1E79-449A-A6F9-A6A5A02EC97D-1845-000000CA1DE9D652_zpsdc0ddf79.jpg
  • They're good bikes but the brakes are poop, try and pick some SLXs up or similar. Will improve the bike greatly!

    I'm a bikehut mechanic and see how many sets of those brakes literally fall apart!

    Yeh im slowly realising that, the front was squeaking on my last few rides when I wasnt even using it, ill have to take the time to look at it

    Theyll have to do for the time being though lol
  • Greer_Greer_ Posts: 1,716
    Deore brakes can be had for £60ish and they're brilliant! But check the rotor isn't rubbing against the pads first.
  • yeh the disc is alittle to one side in the caliper, i mightnt have the QR exactly tight enough
  • mrmonkfingermrmonkfinger Posts: 1,452
    Afternoon Carrera-ites!

    IMG_20121026_134205_zps2e05a54f.jpg
    IMG_20130108_082809_zps0282d965.jpg

    The 2nd shot is its current utility/commuter form:

    Carrera Kraken frame in XL
    Pipedream infinity fork
    Ritchey comp seatpost
    Ritchey comp stem
    Ritchey WCS headset
    Selle Italia saddle
    Bikehut lock on grips
    Gravity maximus bars
    Elixir 3 & 5 calipers, code 5 levers, G3 rotors @ 160mm
    SRAM PG970 block
    Deore shadow rear mech, XT front mech
    Stylo cranks, Truvativ BB, FSA chainrings
    KMC Z9 chain
    XT shifters, XT cables
    XT hubs, DT plain gauge, Bonty Explorer rims
    Conti City tyres, set up tubeless
    Full length guards, no idea of manuf
    Blackburn EX rack, to attach mrmonkfinger junior's seat


    link to build thread in sig
  • Had this bike maybe 8 months now, upgraded various bits. The bike stands me about £300 so far. I love it and it goes great.

    Will any of the newer Kraken or Fury frames be much better than this old one I have? It seems fine to me.

    Will sort out better pics if I ever give it a wash

    • Frame: 7005 Aluminium Carrera Kraken (2004)
    • Forks: RockShox Recon Silver TK

    • Front Brake: Tektro Auriga Comp
    • Rear Brake: Tektro Auriga Comp
    • Rotors: Tektro 160mm (Rear) 18Omm (Front)
    • Rotor Bolts: Tektro

    • Grips: Stock
    • Handle Bars: Bikehut Carbon Fibre
    • Stem: Tioga
    • Headset: Dont Know
    • Headset Spacers: Dont Know
    • Gear Shifters: Shimano Deore
    • Chain: Shimano HG53
    • Cassette: Shimano HG50 11-32
    • Chainset: FSA Alphadrive 44-32-22
    • Bottom Bracket: VP-BC73
    • Pedals: Cheap ones
    • Front Mech: Shimano Deore
    • Rear Mech: Shimano Deore
    • Gear Cables: Jagwire
    • Rims: Mavic 317 Disc
    • Hubs: Shimano HB-M 475
    • Tyres: Schwalbe Big Apple Kevlar Liteskin 2.35
    • Tubes: Continental (Rear) Bontrager (Front)
    • Saddle: Carrera
    • Seat post: Tioga
    • Saddle Bag: Topeak

    • Mud: Assorted

    Kraken1.jpg
    Kraken2.jpg
    Kraken3.jpg
  • ol\'greggol\'gregg Posts: 612
    edited January 2013
    photo-3.jpg

    photo1-2.jpg

    view-1_zps4fe19c2e.jpg

    here's my vulcan 2012.
    So far i've changed the tyre for continental vertical 2.3
    superstar grips, green stem and white handlebars
    gochel chan ddynion i mewn blew beisiau achos hwy cadernid bod eirth
  • ol\'gregg wrote:
    photo-3.jpg

    photo1-2.jpg

    here's my vulcan 2012.
    So far i've changed the tyre for continental vertical 2.3
    superstar grips, green stem and white handlebars

    I really like your Vulcan. Few years back now but the first thing I did to he kraken was change the tyres to Conti Verts! - good all round tyre which I would buy again.
    Love the green Superstar bits too.

    But - is it the angle of the bike in the photo or is your seat pointing down a fair bit?
    And you need to ditch the pedals or at the very least, take off the reflectors ;D
    Family, Friends, Fantastic trails - what else is there

    viewtopic.php?f=10017&t=12898838
    viewtopic.php?f=10017&t=12897374
  • ol\'greggol\'gregg Posts: 612
    edited January 2013
    "ol\'gregg wrote:
    I really like your Vulcan. Few years back now but the first thing I did to he kraken was change the tyres to Conti Verts! - good all round tyre which I would buy again.
    Love the green Superstar bits too.

    But - is it the angle of the bike in the photo or is your seat pointing down a fair bit?
    And you need to ditch the pedals or at the very least, take off the reflectors ;D
    [/quote]

    Cheers :) It's a good little bike. and yes the saddle was pointing slightly down which has since been sorted and the pedals are next on the list (the reflectors didn't stay on long) :) managed to pick the tyres up for £11 each.
    gochel chan ddynion i mewn blew beisiau achos hwy cadernid bod eirth
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,747
    Just add mud!
    (and don't requote pics unnecesarily, clutters the thread, you can edit between the quote marks!)
  • ol\'greggol\'gregg Posts: 612
    sorry about that :oops: just edited it :)
    gochel chan ddynion i mewn blew beisiau achos hwy cadernid bod eirth
  • spacemin7spacemin7 Posts: 1
    edited January 2013
    ?2003 Kraken
  • spacemin7 wrote:

    Delete the highlighted part and itll work
  • Would you think the vulcan frame is close to the same weight as your kraken beginner?

    Probally around 1.7kg?

    After the tyres, would the fork be the best weight saving upgrade?
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,747
    Its the saame frame, just different paint job from all I can find, mine (resprayed) is 1764g with mech hanger, frame bolts and BB cable guide, I have an identical 2006 16" Vulcan frame that is 1840g in the original (thick - thicker than you'd spray on) paint with the same parts fitted.
  • great thanks, I can put my mind of buying something I didnt need in that case thanks :lol:
  • My 2012 vulcan

    DSC05954_zps5ffc3404.jpg

    Nothing much done to it, changed the tires to racing ralphs, saved 500g per wheel

    Going to keep it fairly standard and replace stuff as it wears out/I wreck it

    Hello are those good tyres were is the cheapest place to buy them the standard ones are to heavy and and I want to start saving weight what else should I look for new pedals???
  • this is where i got the tyres anyway
    http://on-one.co.uk/i/q/TYSCRALFPER/sch ... lding_tyre
    theyre alot lighter and im happy with them so far

    The beginner swears by a different set he might weigh in lol ill put my hands up as knowin censored all and following what i was told

    Not sure about the pedals
  • Greer_Greer_ Posts: 1,716
    And I use a Nobby Nic on the front for more grip and a ralph on the back. They're pretty much the same weight.

    Pedals wise, the standard ones are piss poor, doubt you'll save much weight but there's far better options out there for around £20. (I'm not the one to ask as I use clipless pedals)
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,747
    For flats the Nano's are the go to first option....

    Tyre wise, it very much depends when/where and how you ride, I really like the Panaracer Fire XC Pro, mine are wired so a bit heavy but can be had for circa £10 each while folders are circa £20 each, most the Schwalbes are good, but don't get the Nobby Nic in regular (only EVO or Gatestar) compound as they are pants! The stock Cheng Shins aren't bad on grip, but they do weigh 1Kg each, worth looking at tubes as well as the CS's are about 240g where better ones are about 180g, mine are 125g.
  • this is where i got the tyres anyway
    http://on-one.co.uk/i/q/TYSCRALFPER/sch ... lding_tyre
    theyre alot lighter and im happy with them so far

    The beginner swears by a different set he might weigh in lol ill put my hands up as knowin censored all and following what i was told

    Not sure about the pedals

    Did you get the orc or the snake skin what is the differance and what does Orc mean? Did you tell the differance when they was on what tubes you using?
Sign In or Register to comment.