I'm looking to get a new bike for my XC orientated rides in South Wales. I would say I am naturally stronger climbing rather than descending so am looking for a bike that climbs well but is a good skill compensator on the way down
I have looked at various bikes from the big names and can't see any reason why you wouldn't buy a Canyon. The spec is incredible for the price and the no questions 30 day return gets over the internet only problems. I would say I am looking for something that sits between the Giant Anthem X and Giant Trance X- i.e. a great XC bike that is a bit better down than an Anthem X and with a bit more XC ability and less sluggish up than a Trance X.
Talking quickly to Canyon UK it seems as though a Nerve XC fits the bill nicely. My concern is for the pedalling and XC ability however. So can anyone with a Nerve XC or MR help me out please on the pedalling and climbing feel of these bikes please?
Many thanks, DanW