New bike possibly?
Maybe get yourself an on one 456 frame some sektors and some new wheels. You should be able to pick that up for under 800. This would be night and day difference to your carrera and would stand you in good stead for the future. Most of the components will bolt straight on with the possible exception of the headset and seat post.Posted 4 years ago
Well today I had my first proper ride after my injury I sustained back in Feb. Went to Gisburn and did the full loop and the hope line three times. Brilliant fun. And I love the new swoopy section and adore the Hope line. Hully Gully is very very bumpy now, but bloody good fun. So my question is I want a slacker angled Hardtail, because my 2009 felt very steep and skittish compared to my mate’s Boardman comp .
My current bike us a 09 Carrera Vulcan with Sram x4 bits, deore discs, and a 100mm RS Tora SL coil.
Any suggestions on the next level up? Carrera fury?Posted 4 years agofr0sty125Member
Yes on mechs. Hopefully you wouldn’t have to replace the hose on your brakes.Posted 4 years agotrevron73Member
I have just gone from a Cannondale sl4 to a Cotic BFe ,swopped over all the parts,most were upgraded any way so on Friday i pick up a killer hardtail that will love abuse? very very stiff frame -its basically a jump frame (i am 120kilo)if you are 80k+/- get a soul but for knackers like me BFePosted 4 years ago
That 456c looks like a decent buy. It would be worth seeing if you can have a go on one before buying.
Oh of a BFe is certainty not a jump frame. It can be used for jumping and is perfectly happy doing so but what it does best is racing down hills on the edge of control giving you a massive smile.Posted 4 years agojambalayaSubscriber
New frame and forks (with more travel) and transfer bits over. If that costs less than £800 (which it should depending on choices) save the money and see how the new bike rides before deciding what next.
There are a whole load of choices out there but Dialled have some Prince Albert Classics for £200ish, add in some decent 120 coil forks and you’ve a new bike. BTW I have a BFe and it’s an excellent bike.
Happy hunting.Posted 4 years agoJoeGSubscriber
OP – how wide are your bars?
If the steering is too twitchy, try a wider bar. I’ve gone to 30″ bars and it slows the steering down nicely. You will probably need a shorter stem to compensate as well.
And why not try an angled headset? Works Components does them, even for 1-1/8 traditional headset. Yes, one degree is definitely noticeable!Posted 4 years ago
Cycle to work isn’t currently available at our Nhs trust at the moment, but my details have been noted and I will be emailed when it is. Whatever that means.
Joe G – my bars are standard I think there 680 mm and a 100mm would changing to 700 mm and a 80mm stem make any difference? Also my current Tora Coil forks to maybe 120 mm Air forks. I like the bike and it handled the bumps at Gisburn well. It just feels really steep on the downs like I’m going to tip over the bars and twitchy.Posted 4 years ago
Is this what you have?
The forks arnt Toras but I don’t know what year you have so the specha obviously changed. The head angle on this one is reasonably relaxed and definitely not steep but the stem is pretty bloody long and will put your weight quite far forward. A shorter stem and wider bars will help keep your weight more central. Bigger forks (120-130mm) with better damping will help too.Posted 4 years agoJoeGSubscriber
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