Carerra Fury - update

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SpeedWeasel
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Carerra Fury - update

Postby SpeedWeasel » Thu Feb 18, 2010 22:06 pm

As promised in another thread, here is my new Carerra Fury. Yet to turn a wheel in anger but now sporting a homemade chainstay guard and new, white SPDs...

When it came...
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With new 'bling' SPDs (£19.95 from Merlin, next day delivery) 8)
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Rest of spec as standard (for now!) :wink:

Itching to get out into the peaks!

Updates as and when along with first ride impressions...
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Postby jpstar » Thu Feb 18, 2010 22:42 pm

looks great in white mate, you should get some nobby nics :wink: would set off the white just perfect.
Hope it rides well

Joe

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Postby Andy » Thu Feb 18, 2010 23:05 pm

Nice work! Loving the white pedals. I reckon a white saddle now would set that off nice!

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Postby The Big Cheese » Thu Feb 18, 2010 23:14 pm

That bike just cannot be beat for the money... really nice. As Ady said a white saddle then shes done ;)

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Postby jmillen » Fri Feb 19, 2010 00:08 am

I had an '08 Fury and liked that....they've upped their game again, very nice :D
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Postby Flynny2010 » Fri Feb 19, 2010 07:03 am

That looks stunning in White! Great bike at a great price!
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Postby SpeedWeasel » Sun Feb 21, 2010 17:14 pm

During the first ride...

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How typical, the first time I can go out and we have a load of snow. Can't let that put us off though can we?

We set off from Glossop up and then down into Hayfield - i didn't really know the actual routes and I was guided by three vastly more knowledgeable people than myself. Wow, there are some proper hills around here - not like back in and around Leicester! At first, the fact I was riding a Carrera in the company of a Kona Kula, a heavily modified Specialised FSR and a Pace RC405 did make me feel like was riding something not worthy.

So first ride impressions...good, no great! Even though I am an experienced ex-MTBer this bike clearly has much more ability than me at the moment (maybe the snow didn't help there :shock: ).

The bike rides well, the forks are plush and with nothing else to compare to the brakes are great. After reading the review on here I was expecting a less comfortable ride than I got. I have been mulling over some sort of colour coordinated saddle but the standard fit one is easily as comfortable - if not more so - than my old Flite titanium.

Now for the niggles - I did have some shifting issues that at first I put down to cables stretching and settling in. After failing to improve the issue we had the bike over on it's saddle for a closer inspection. It appeared that the cranks had started to work lose! Now, one of the first things I did when I had originally got the bike home from the big 'H' was go over all the nuts and bolts on the bike. However, I couldn't remember checking the cranks. Still, this should not have happened. We also found a stiff link in the chain, but we overcame this issue as well. Luckily no harm was done and soon we were on our way again - although by that time my legs were shot :(

First impressions then are all positive in the main, pity about the crank as it doesn't do the retailers rep any good. Am I pleased with my purchase? Yes, definitely. Any notions of it being a lowly Carerra wore off after the first fast descent...there were a few approving nods all round.

Thanks to David, John and Will. Can't wait for the next ride.

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carrera fury

Postby flybywire » Sun Feb 21, 2010 17:40 pm

nice bike ..

Would you like these for the colour scheme & riding style ? - http://www.on-one-shop.co.uk/acatalog/i ... CMAWH.html (bargain :D )

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Postby Catfish » Tue Mar 09, 2010 14:15 pm

"It appeared that the cranks had started to work lose! Now, one of the first things I did when I had originally got the bike home from the big 'H' was go over all the nuts and bolts on the bike. However, I couldn't remember checking the cranks".

Funny you should say that i haad the very same problem with my "Fury", the drive side crank bolt came loose after my first proper ride.

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Postby Dr.A » Wed Mar 10, 2010 15:33 pm

That's a great purchase! Although I must confess. . . My chainring crank bolt came loose after the first ride too. Strange

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Postby tptvmbircn » Sat Mar 13, 2010 21:01 pm

I like it, carrera has always had a soft spot on design for me.

Good Stuff

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Needless parts purchasing - what has this forum done to me..

Postby SpeedWeasel » Sun Mar 14, 2010 14:56 pm

Some unnecessary upgrades (I blame this forum :D)

First up, new Kore stem. I have to admit this is functional as I've bought a shorter one in order to quicken up the steering a touch...

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Then, completely unnecessary but it was a) a bit of a bargain and b) saves a bit of weight and c) ok I admit it, white 8) :oops:

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And here they are on the bike before this mornings ride.

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The bike was great again. Did 18ish miles with just over 3000ft of climbing. No more changes for a bit as I really should be buying some new SPD shoes and a few other bits and bobs of cycling clothing...

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Postby blister pus » Sun Mar 14, 2010 15:01 pm

you've done well there with those last two pur-chases. Looks very nice.

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Postby tptvmbircn » Sun Mar 14, 2010 15:08 pm

+1 I was actually going to invest in the white post, got full carbon ones with matching bars in the end though... very nice upgrades

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Postby spongtastic » Mon Mar 15, 2010 14:33 pm

get rid of the chainset as it's a complete nightmare and get a deore 590 instead.

I had the same with the one fitted to my 08 fury, non drive side came off. I fitted 520's as well and the thread stripped whilst out on a ride. The BB wasn't greased either before they'd put it in. It meant I had to clamp the BB and turn the bike to get enough leverage.

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Postby Dubzy » Tue Mar 16, 2010 19:00 pm

I love the look and spec of the Fury - the white stem is a killer, but it's sad to hear that there is a history of teething problems with new Carreras which tarnishes the image and the thought of buying one. I've been looking at hardtails in the £550 to £700 range and naturally have checked one out in Halfords. The bike seems excellent value but cranks and chain problems put the build quality etc in question.

Any tales of problem free Furys?

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Postby spongtastic » Tue Mar 16, 2010 19:15 pm

Although I had problems and many others have with the build I'd still buy one without thinking about it. The spec is amazing and it rides really well. Get it when it's on offer, change the chainset to a deore or slx and you'll have a great bike, just make sure all the bolts are tight and everything is properly adjusted.

They make great donor bikes too, all the parts from mine are now on an Inbred.

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Postby specialeyes » Tue Mar 16, 2010 19:20 pm

Thats a nice looking bike! My last bike was a carerra kraken and i had it for 10 years i think, rode it to death!

What are those forks like on the trail?

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Postby scottbowlby » Tue Mar 16, 2010 20:38 pm

specialeyes wrote:Thats a nice looking bike! My last bike was a carerra kraken and i had it for 10 years i think, rode it to death!

What are those forks like on the trail?


Haha snap mine was a Carrera Kraken too first had the Blue and Yellow model until that got stolen when i then got the Silver and Blue one, cant remember years of them :/

Back on topic love your Fury looks really tasteful and clean :)

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Postby SpeedWeasel » Wed Mar 17, 2010 10:01 am

specialeyes wrote:What are those forks like on the trail?


So far so good, but you have to remember that the last set of forks I had were Pace RC35s with about 50mm of travel so obviously I have nothing more modern to compare them with.

It's hard to say if the 15mm axle makes any difference but they do track well with little noticeable flexibility. I'm still messing around with the rebound and given the rocky peak district riding I've been doing these past few weeks I'm glad I've got 120mm of travel.


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