Carrera Vulcan best for what off road?
carl1983 Posts: 162
edited May 2014 in MTB beginners
Hi, I'm a roadie and been thinking for a while wether to give off road a try so I'm about to buy a Carrara vulcan tomorrow but just wondering if it's the right bike for what I'm wanting to do, I want to ride the local trails (Gisburn etc) but also some of the very local fells to me which I've noticed strava have several segments on, these fells are pure grass and mossy and have a lot of steep areas more fell walkers paths then trails, would a Vulcan be ok for this or will I need something like a full suspension bike?
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I'm going to get a vulcan as it is an entry level bike as I'm not sure that after a week it will stay in my shed and I stick to my road bike, Having said that I at least want a bike where I can ride most trails to get the best feel for the hobby.
Have a look at the links in my sig for what can be done with the Carreras.
A hardtail will handle practically anything, may not be as quick or as easy to ride as a full suss, but very capable. At the budget end it also makes more sense in terms of £/weight/components.
As above a quick and relatively cheap swap out of the tyres could save a few lbs and improve performance.
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