Hi all. I realise that it's all subjective, but I wondered if anyone had some pointers before I go around various LBS to have a sit on the bikes.....
I'm after a new £1k-£1.5k hardtail. I've had a full sus and whilst I loved it I missed the feel of a hardtail. I want something that's comfortable for long(ish) XC rides, light in case I fancy a bit of racing, but also something that's capable of fun (ie not a race focused Scott Scale kind of thing!). Basically a fun XC hardtail if that exists!
I've just sold my Transition TransAm as I found it too heavy (I know that not just the frame's fault), so I'm not interested in Orange Crush, BFe, 456 etc
I was thinking along the lines Giant XTC composite, Whyte 901/905 or possibly a Cube Reaction.