Ok, so my DMR is leaving me (hopefully, love it but 456 is on the way for a change of scenary).
In its current southern shandy drinking guise (as opposed to its hardcore northern bitter drinking begginings) its gained a 110mm stem, droped -10deg, no spacers under the stem, SPD's and a tripple chainset.
So the obvious replacement is something lighter like a kinesis XC>120.
But will this be too much like a 456? Do I need 2 hardtails with 10mm difference in travel (pikes ofr the 456).
The DMR rides nothing like a 456 at the moment. I'm just wondering whether the 130mm menjas off the DMR would be better off on a lightweight XC bike or whether to sell the menja's once I've got some pikes and buy some 100mm XC forks (SID's probably) and a maxlight (or O-O wippet) rather than a XC>120. Weight between the forks is negligable and performance form both is great (if for different reasons).