£2K Big mountain basher options
That YT is great spec but I’d find it hard to love looking like that!Posted 3 years ago
Wouldn’t go for the strive personally – they need the beefier rockshox shock and even that struggles I need to get mine tweaked, plus the higher up ranges are a lot better kitted out for the money but they’ve all sold out. Spectral looks great, but i’d be hanging on and seeing what Canyon are about to release to replace the Strive with:
Pedal up bash down and press along on something slack with about 160mm – options…
I’d like Pikes and a Reverb as well but these can be swapped and changed.
Top of the pile is –
This is interesting but it may be too much of a Euro-colourway thang for me, it may be ok dipped in bog muck
Not just double Deutsche, triple Deutsche
This looks sweet too
These are cheap on CRC in old school 26 inch flavour
I’d want to swap the forks out on the Strive, Spectral and Mega for Pikes buts its doable.
Interested in Spesh Enduro 29er or On One Codeine
But its the YT that shouts the loudest.Posted 3 years ago
I was in the same situation as you, up until 2 nights ago. I was considering the Commencal Meta SX, the Nukeproof Mega AM from CRC, as well as the Cube Fritzz 160, and the yeti sb66. The Cube is an awesome bike it seems, It was just too short in the top tube for me. even the XL was like 24″, with a 22 inch seat post it just looked wierd.
What turned me off about the Nukeproof, was that it only has a 2-year warranty. I just cant be apart of that, as much as Id like to. I heard they ride spot on though, and If nukeproof had an extended 5 year warranty, Id be all over it. Hands down.
Yeti SB66 was just too common around my parts in the Rockies, So I went with the Commencal SX.
Im pretty stoked, but the frame was $1700(1000 Pounds) alone, and it cannot fit a piggy back unless you upgrade another 500 for a new chainstay. Why didnt Commencal just put that on for 2014, It was available??? Whatever Its so pink Im like oblivious to all else, I love it. and it doesnt bother me as much since I have a true DH rig and I need a 14.5 Kilo Freeride AM bike, but it may bother others who need it as a do it all bike.
Id go with the Nukeproof if you dont mind the 2 year warranty.
If your shorter than 6 feet tall, its safe go with the cube or the canyon, idk about the YT bike.Posted 3 years agoAlexSubscriber
Some very nice bikes there. I built my NukeProof Mega AM up after picking a 26inch version cheap from CRC for about £750. I bought it for the alps really, but it’s actually been a really fun trail bike. Probably weighs about 32lbs but climbs well enough and is fantastic pointed the other way. I think this build cost me just over 2k – everything new except the Deville’s.
[url=https://flic.kr/p/nduhDa]Mega[/url] by Alex Leigh, on FlickrPosted 3 years ago
Overlooked the Saracen, its only been 22 years since my Killi Flyer.
Confusing me further is buying a secondhand Enduro and swapping my still not obsolete 26inch kit over and buying some Pikes. Sell the rest of the bits and buy something more XC like a Parkwood, Anthem or Vitus 29er cheap…Posted 3 years ago
Looks similar to Spectral but with a 160mm linkage/rocker and less of a pronounced Mondraker-esque hump in the top tube. A mate just got the last Strive Race with the Pikes and RS shock and it look and feels superb. Its certainly not slowing him down.Posted 3 years ago
Its only 9 days according to Canyon’s #shapemyride website that is counting down to the launch of the new Strive.rooster42Member
You can order now TomPosted 3 years ago
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