I love my SX Trail, but it’s getting a bit long in the tooth now being an 05 version. It generally does what I want but is looking battered now as well as being a tad portly. I've done my best to put it on a diet but it's still around the 32lbs mark.
As much as I love it, the lure of a new frame is strong. Partly because I just fancy something new and also because I can at the moment (kids are on the horizon so I doubt I'll be buying new bike bits once that's a reality).
I thought about buying a Canyon Nerve AL+ because they are cracking value for money but there are things that I would want to keep and some of my stuff can't be transferred, which lead me to looking at new frames. Some are just too expensive but with many I'll have compatibility issues with my components and the new 'standards'. My main bug bear is the wheels - I have recently bought a pair of Easton Havocs that so far I really like but they are 10x135mm. A fair few frames I've looked at are 12x142mm and I can't seem to find anything about conversion kits.
After looking at various frames, I looked in more detail about Coverts and it appears that they can run 10x135mm hubs with the correct drop out kit. They seem to fit the bill too - similar travel to my SX, quite tough etc.
Before buying one, I'd want to test one because this will be the most expensive frame I've ever bought, but before I take it any further I was wondering if any owners (current or previous) could let me know how they got on with them.
As an idea of spec, my SX has 36 Van RC2's, 1x10 set drive train, short stem, wide bars, dropper post etc. Typically I'm more interested in descending, but my SX can be hard work up the climbs and is probably a tad short.
Thanks for any advice / comments / pics and sorry for the essay!