Well, like I wouldn't get advice/opinion from the STW massive!!
Thinking about possibly getting a Santa Cruz frame, but not sure which looks the best for me - I ride a Chromag Samurai and a Spesh stumpy FSR 120 Expert (which I'm about to donate to my eldest son, if he ever gets up off his ass, puts down the PS3 controller, and comes out riding).
Anyway, I do prefer a more relaxed head angle, I like the "cockpit" feel of the Chromag, and the Santa Cruz frames look fab, so they are my number one choice.
Problem is, I'm not sure which one to go for:
Blur (anodised) at Â£1007
Heckler (Anodised) at Â£1350
Nomad (anodised)at Â£1457 (gulp)
I think they are all Â£100-200 less for paint finish
Also, is it worth the extra for a Fox RP23 (Â£82) or the DHX 5.0 coil (Â£132)
Any thoughts on fork selection?
Now it's early days and I will still do plenty more research, but would be interested in any advice.
I tend to ride Dartmoor rocky stuff, trail centres, Quantocks, Alps each summer. I like to ride to my limits, nothing special as long as I'm scaring the bejesus out of myself, plus I like the shore/jumpy stuff, but again, no hucking or big doubles (I'm way too old :-))
Any thoughts team?
Ta in advance.