So ive decided my next bike is going to be along travel 29er, and im looking at all makes. The options ive found so far are:
Niner WFO9 V2
Spesh Enduro Expert
Cube Stereo 140 SuperHPC
The initial fave was the Cube, carbon frame and only weighs 25lbs, however ive seen nothing but bad reports about Fox forks for the last couple of years. The other 3 have this years Pike, which is a big plus judging by the reviews. The Niner looks fantastic, but at close to 30lbs, that's a lot more to haul than the Cube. The Spesh looks great, and is good value, so its nudging ahead..but I cant find any weights, and it uses a 142+ proprietary rear axle...which limits future wheel options. The Intense is lovely looking but is seriously expensive. So the current fave is the Spesh, closely followed by the Niner. Opinions on these, and any other suggestions please...must be 29er, and minimum 140mm travel..preferably with Pikes.