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Carrera Kraken 2020 vs Voodo Bantu

Hello, new to the forum and planning on upgrading from a broken £200 dectathlon rockrider to a better bike, which should make a world of difference considering my main area is in the moors of the Peak DIstrict, on and off road. After ringing around to check stock, which there isn't a lot of at the moment, I have decided to buy one of these two, since they are coming into stock in my local store this month. I know that these are very similar bikes, with hydraulic disc brakes, good forks with 120 mm of travel and great gear range, but since there is a price difference of £50, I was wondering if there is anything that is better between the two bikes that I should be aware of. I have attached the specs of both bikes...
Thank you in advance :)

Carrera Kraken:
[url]https://www.halfords.com/bikes/mountain-bikes/carrera-kraken-mens-mountain-bike-2020---blue---s-m-l-xl-frames-347654.html[/url]
Voodoo Bantu:
[url]https://www.halfords.com/bikes/mountain-bikes/voodoo-bantu-mens-mountain-bike---16in-18in-20in-22in-frames-445828.html[/url]

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  • JBAJBA Posts: 2,790
    Acera is higher in the Shimano groups hierarchy than Altus and the XCR fork is better than the XCM.
    Based on those two factors I'd choose the Kraken.
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  • JBA said:

    Acera is higher in the Shimano groups hierarchy than Altus and the XCR fork is better than the XCM.
    Based on those two factors I'd choose the Kraken.

    Thanks a lot mate, I was looking at that aswell, very helpful
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