I'm after a good trail bike to replace my 2005 specialized enduro.
I'm interested in the orange 5 and would welcome any views.
I have 3 concerns as follows.
1. The reviews are good, there's no doubting that (MBR trail bike of the year etc...) but are they really this good or are the reviews slightly biased as they are a bit of a "cool Britannia" make?
2. How active us the rear end WRT to pedal bob without the propedal wizardry. Most other more complex linkages you don't need to be constantly be switched on climbs - how does this compare?
3. I intend to use the 2005 fox36 forks off my enduro, how slack will that make the head angle?
Finally I would like a sub 30lbs bike, with the 36's hope, thomson & XT finishing kit roughly what weight can I expect?