Long story short as poss (as I accidently just deleted a virtual essay)
I feel like I need a bit more help getting down gnarly descents/trails.
I've ridden 26" hardtails for years and love my Cotic Soul but am trying to take on bigger drops and jumps and think im ready to try bigger wheels and/or full suss.
I should be clear, my skills are average at best, but at my age im running out of years to become Rad on a hardtail.. And ive had skills training and will be taking more.
Trouble is I have no real idea what to look for or try out. Or indeed if I should switch to full suss at all.
I like the sound of 650b, tapered steerers, dropper posts and all that jazz - but ultimately am here for your advice.
My current wish list:
2nd hand Cannondale Prophet (to dabble with full suss?)
I dont like:
Spesh (although Camber looks OK I s'pose)
I guess I want a robust all rounder, capable of all day riding, doesnt weigh a ton , with somewhere around 120-140mm travel. Ideally it wont require a 2nd mortgage to purchase either.
What say you?