So, I'm in the market for a new xc race bike. Current ride an upgraded 09 anthem x1. Races are mostly gorricks with the highlight of the season being pairs at torq12.
I have test ridden several times the Scott scale 910 and have almost bought, only things holding me back are £2.5k on a hard tail is a lot to stump up, plus I'm not sure how comfy it would be some hours into an endurance race,
so went hunting about and I've come across new 2012 Scott spark frame and specialised epic frames for £1k which means a similar build to the scale 910 would come in cheaper and I would spec / reuse some of my own kit. Saving me a chunk of cash.
Which would you recommend? I'm leaning towards the spark as I am expecting it to ride similar to the scale which I really liked. Anything else out there in a similar price range