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Buying Advice.. Please Help

Dario.dv_Dario.dv_ Posts: 3
edited June 2016 in MTB buying advice
Hi Guys, this is my first post on here! I'm trying to decide between the following 2 bikes.

Pinnacle Jarrah 2 650b 2015
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Carrera kraken 2015 (white and orange edition/version)

It's my first mountain bike and I'm torn between these 2 as I know someone selling both for the same price but I'm not sure which to go for.. Any help / advice would be greatly appreciated :)

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  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,601
    Links help, or details of the spec.
    I don't do smileys.

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  • cooldad wrote:
    Links help, or details of the spec.


    I'm sure a regular forumite can use google, it's your friend don't ya know.
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,601
    Go one then, and then assume you have the right model, in the right country etc.

    And as they are both second hand, assume that they are stock standard.

    Then come back and make another smartarse comment.
    I don't do smileys.

    There is no secret ingredient - Kung Fu Panda

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  • kajjalkajjal Posts: 3,380
    cooldad wrote:
    Links help, or details of the spec.


    I'm sure a regular forumite can use google, it's your friend don't ya know.


    If you want advice best to make it easy for people to help you.
  • Touchy! But then again that's why you're on a forum relentlessly.
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,601
    Mmmm.
    Still more helpful than your snark though.
    I don't do smileys.

    There is no secret ingredient - Kung Fu Panda

    London Calling on Facebook

    Parktools
  • Dario.dv_Dario.dv_ Posts: 3
    Pinnacle Jarrah 2 2015
    https://www.evanscycles.com/pinnacle-ja ... e-EV192319

    Specs;
    Frame
    Pinnacle 6061-T6 double butted aluminium alloy
    Fork
    SR Suntour XCM HLO 100mm travel with lock-out function
    Front Derailleur
    Shimano FD-M370
    Rear Derailleur
    Shimano Altus RD-M370
    Number of Gears
    27
    Shifters
    Shimano Altus SL-M370
    Chain set
    Shimano FC-M373
    Chain rings
    44/32/22T
    Bottom Bracket
    VP Square Taper
    Cassette
    Shimano CS-HG20-9 11-34T
    Chain
    KMC nickel finish
    Pedals
    Wellgo Flat, resin body
    Brakeset
    Tektro HDC-300 Hydraulic Discs
    Brake Levers
    Tektro HDC-300 Hydraulic
    Handlebars
    Pinnacle Aluminium low-rise bar, 15mm rise, 700mm width, 9/5 degree sweep
    Stem
    Pinnacle MTB Ahead stem, 70mm
    Headset
    FSA ZS-4 Semi-integrated for 44mm ID
    Grips
    File pattern Kraton rubber
    Rims
    Alex MD-19 32H
    Front Hub
    JoyTech
    Rear Hub
    JoyTech
    Spokes
    Stainless PG
    Front Tyre
    Continental Mountain King 2.2
    Rear Tyre
    Continental Mountain King 2.2
    Tubes
    Butyl
    Saddle
    Pinnacle Sport MTB men's
    Seat Binder
    QR clamp

    Carrera Kraken 2015

    http://www.halfords.com/cycling/bikes/m ... -bike-2015

    Specs;
    Approximate Weight (KG): 13.5kg
    Brake Type: Hydraulic Disc Brakes
    Forks: SUNTOUR, XCR-32 LO COIL 27.5" - 1.1/8 Steerer
    Frame Material: Alloy
    Gender: Unisex
    Number of Gears: 27
    Pedals Included: Yes
    Suspension: Front Suspension
    Wheel Size: 27.5"
    Chainset: SUNTOUR XCM - 44/32/22T - 170mm: 14/16"; 175mm--18/20/22"
    Fork Lock-out: Yes
    Fork travel: 120mm
    Forks - Adjustable damping: No
    Front Brake: CLARKES EXO HYDRAULIC DISC BRAKE 180mm Rotor
    Front Hub: Alloy QR Hubs - 32 Hole
    Front Mech: SHIMANO ALTUS FD-M370
    Gear Shifters: SHIMANO ALTUS SL-M370 TRIGGER SHIFTERS
    Handlebars: Alloy 31.8mm 25mm Riser Bars - 690mm
    Headset: 1.1/8" Semi Integrated
    Pedals: Wellgo Alloy Platform - 9/16"
    Rear Brake: CLARKES EXO HYDRAULIC DISC BRAKE 160mm Rotor
    Rear Hub: Alloy QR Hubs - 32 Hole
    Rear Mech: SHIMANO ALTUS RD-M370
    Rims: Carrera Alloy Double Wall Disc Brake Specific Rim - 32 Hole
    Saddle: Carrera Performance Saddle
    Type: Mountain Bikes
    Tyre Size: 27.5x2.2
    Tyres: CONTINENTAL, X-KING, WIRE BEAD


    Didnt even think to put links in.. Sorry :/ Didn't mean to spark a controversy in the replies :shock: :lol:
    Any help / advice will be appreciated :D
    Thanks Guys :)
    P.S. the bike isn't for going on any big and challenging trails, its just to get used to riding a mountain bike maybe just on smaller trails and through woods etc..
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,601
    Not a lot in it but the forks and brakes on the Carrera probably just take it. Marginally.

    Depends on the price though.
    I don't do smileys.

    There is no secret ingredient - Kung Fu Panda

    London Calling on Facebook

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