Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Mountain Biking
Reload this Page >

Dilemma: Norco Storm 9.1 vs Carrera Kraken

Notices
Mountain Biking Mountain biking is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Check out this forum to discuss the latest tips, tricks, gear and equipment in the world of mountain biking.

Dilemma: Norco Storm 9.1 vs Carrera Kraken

Old 05-30-14, 02:45 PM
  #1  
JangDeBlannen
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Dilemma: Norco Storm 9.1 vs Carrera Kraken

Hi there,

I am in a bit of a dilemma. I would like to buy a bike, but I have a hard time deciding which one.

My main interest is cycling in forests, mud paths, fast downhill and occasionally some jumping. Technically I would use it for commuting, but my commute consists of some 10 minutes in a muddy forest trail, followed by a 20 minute ride along a canal on a somewhat smooth trail. I would never cycle on the road with it. I would not go jumping every day, but I would like to be confident that it could take it if i wanted to.

Two bikes have caught my attention specifically, based on reviews and price range: the Carrera Kraken and the Norco Storm 9.1. There is also the the Norco Storm 6.1, as I have difficulties finding out the real differences between the 6.1 and the 9.1.

What would folks here recommend, the Norco or the Kraken?

The Norco Storm 9.1 kind of stretches my budget a bit, so I could not afford anything more costly that that, but if anyone has any alternative suggestions, I would appreciate it.


As a side question, is it worth considering 650b wheels?
JangDeBlannen is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
TrailRider314
Mountain Biking
1
04-27-16 05:24 PM
dsutton01
Cyclocross and Gravelbiking (Recreational)
36
04-18-16 11:02 PM
dsutton01
Hybrid Bicycles
2
03-29-16 10:57 AM
js224
Cyclocross and Gravelbiking (Recreational)
2
02-12-15 08:28 PM
k_singh
Mountain Biking
0
08-22-12 09:12 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.