specialized hardrock comp - carrera kraken hybrid converted
just bought a kraken do u think was overpriced
it rides a treat but feel maybe £200 uk pounds was a lot but id rather get maybe views of experienced people like yourselfs
going to really use it for going up local sussex downs etc here is a few pics and spec he put in ad
Carrera Kraken 2012 Ltd Edition £200
arrera Kraken 2012 Ltd Edition
20" 7005 Aluminium Double Butted Frame.
Rock Shox Dart2 front suspension
Front & Rear Disk brakes
SpeedKing 26" tyres - Good Condition.
JuicyThree Brake levers
SRAM X-5 Thumb shifters
SRAM X-5 deraillieur (Front & Rear)
TRUVATIV ISOflow crank
This bike is in great condition recently serviced and comes with:
1 x cable lock
1 x front light
1 x rear light
1 x Armadillo rear mudguard.
seems to be no rust and looked after just a little rust on the shock metal which i can buff out
If it fits, and everything works, you got a good deal, from the pictures, it doesn't look like it's been ridden off road a lot, if ever.
For rust, the frame is aluminum, so you shouldn't ever seen any on that, for the forks, once the corrosion has set in under the chrome, you can't really stop it, but you should get a long time out before it gets bad, from the pictures, there isn't any visible, so there can't be much.
From the look of the setup of the bike, the seatpost looks too low (with a 20" frame, guessing you are well over 6' / 183cm tall?) and would look at getting a shorter stem, that looks to be 110+, which is from the 90's, 70-90mm should give a much better ride.