Looki for a new frame and have got stuck between the absolute bargain that is the CCDB El Guapo from On One -£800
OR doing my load on a shiny Pivot Mach 5.7 Carbon frame
220lbs, 5'9" bloke (fat git) who is 43 and rides trail only- no big hucks for me. I need a machine that will come sub 30lbs but strong enough to take my under skilled riding style yet get me up hills without a seizure.
It will be built up with XTR everything and either 150mm forks on the Pivot or Fox 36 on the EG.
Clearly I am falling into the trap that the EG is top value but has a few errant reviews and might be too much bike for what I need and secondly the 5.7C is uber expensive - what are you thoughts?
Dont want to get the EG then regret it as my other half would not be happy with yet another buy, build, break n sell carry on.
Previous bikes I enjoyed were - 5 spot (Horst), Intense 6.6, Ibis Mojo HD - Bikes I owned but wasnt sure about, Ellsworth Epiphany, Orange 5, Giant VT, Intense Spider.
EG seems such a great deal but at my age may be just too heavy as its 9lbs with CCDB- Pivot will skint me but would be SOOOO MUCH LIVELIER