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Carrera Kraken 2015 Upgrade Advice

luca_lazzeriluca_lazzeri Posts: 11
edited September 2017 in MTB buying advice
Right so I own a 2015 Carrera Kraken and I'm thinking about upgrading it to an 11 speed and I just want to make sure that the parts I'm planning on buying are for a good fair price, so here's the links: derailleur, https://goo.gl/xkgbkushifters, https://goo.gl/TWvSf3 cassette, https://goo.gl/U7PJAN and the chain https://goo.gl/xaefwE

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  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    Ultegra is a road derailleur. You might want to check that the cable pull is the same as MTB mechs.

    You will likely also find the capacity is low, like up to about 28t, so won't work with a 42 cassette.
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  • cooldad wrote:
    Ultegra is a road derailleur. You might want to check that the cable pull is the same as MTB mechs.

    You will likely also find the capacity is low, like up to about 28t, so won't work with a 42 cassette.
    I have no clue what that means could you simplify it for me I'm quite new to upgrading bike parts and stuff.
  • cougiecougie Posts: 22,512
    Your rear mech is for road gears. It can't cope with the lower gears for MTB. It's not going to work.

    Going to 11 speed probably isn't worth it unless your current gears are all worn out.
  • cougie wrote:
    Your rear mech is for road gears. It can't cope with the lower gears for MTB. It's not going to work.

    Going to 11 speed probably isn't worth it unless your current gears are all worn out.
    Ah ok thanks for the input.
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,792
    Going from a 9 speed rear to an 11 speed isn't necesarily an upgrade, it's just different, what are you actually trying to achieve?
    Current steed - Whyte T129, 2013 frame, mongrel Revelations, Giant dropper, Stans S1 wheelset. 12, Magura Trail Sport brakes, 1x11. 12.8Kg
  • I'm not sure I'd bother changing, it's expensive and won't really accomplish much. Sram NX is probably the obvious cheapish choice for decent 1x11, but even then the groupset is about £230 as you'd really want a new crank set too to keep the chain line straight.
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,792
    Chain reaction do the complete SLX 1x10 drive groupset for £225, and it's better than NX, but I'd agree with the observations otherwise.

    I converted from 9 speed to 1x10 for the princely sum of £98.
    Current steed - Whyte T129, 2013 frame, mongrel Revelations, Giant dropper, Stans S1 wheelset. 12, Magura Trail Sport brakes, 1x11. 12.8Kg
  • The Rookie wrote:
    Going from a 9 speed rear to an 11 speed isn't necesarily an upgrade, it's just different, what are you actually trying to achieve?
    To be honest I just want it so I can say my bike is different to my friends who have the same bike.
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    Easier to paint it pink and tell them you have a giant censored .
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  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,792
    The Rookie wrote:
    Going from a 9 speed rear to an 11 speed isn't necesarily an upgrade, it's just different, what are you actually trying to achieve?
    To be honest I just want it so I can say my bike is different to my friends who have the same bike.
    Take off the big ring and stick a bashguard on it, remove reflectors and the dork dish behind the cassette, you could even fit a narrow wide on the front and go 1x for minimal cost (about £20 and you could get a red one as everyone knows red bits are faster), get a wide range cassette if you really need it (I rode 1x9 for about 5 years on an 11:34 just fine).
    Current steed - Whyte T129, 2013 frame, mongrel Revelations, Giant dropper, Stans S1 wheelset. 12, Magura Trail Sport brakes, 1x11. 12.8Kg
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