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gje1973gje1973 Posts: 5
edited June 2013 in MTB beginners
Just saying hi.

Just signed up to the site and have upgraded my bike from an Apollo XC26 to a Carrera Kracken.

Wow what a difference.

Got it on the cycle to work scheme so will be using it for cycling to and from work and family rides along the canal.

A work collegue has asked my to go to the Brecon Beast with him in September. Anyone done this?


  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,756
    Good move, the Kraken is an MTB, the Apollo just looks vaguely like one!

    Have a look at the links in my sig as to what can be done to Carreras!
  • Stu CoopsStu Coops Posts: 426
    Yes done it twice both times it rained all day and was absolutely miserable but the route is pretty good there's two distances the shorter one has a short cut which takes off around 20k, the whole route is rollable with about 10k on road at the start from Brecon, fair bit of climbing but again nothing to demanding.

    HT or FS is fine but take your own snacks as the bananas and chocolate which are supposed to be provided enroute always run out, if the weather is good you'll have a really good day but the both times we did it the rain came down for about a week prior to the event and a lot of the route was like riding through porridge.
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  • gje1973gje1973 Posts: 5
    Thanks, better get myself in training then :-)

    What does HT or FS mean in your reply?
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    Hardtail or full suspension.
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  • gje1973gje1973 Posts: 5
    Thank you
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