- Buying an enduro bike, any I haven't thought off?
Looking at getting a new bike next month that’ll hopefully fit my criteria:
– Under 3k
– 140-160mm travel
– 650b or 29er (nothing against 26, just can’t see them lasting much longer)
– Has a pike or FIT 34 (really not a fan of the evo 34)
– Has a dropper, or is under budget enough to get one
– Brakes that aren’t basic avids (quite like the trail ones)
Current favorites are the kona process 153, orange five S, or enduro 29er
All other ones seemingly either have a crappy evo level fox fork (spicy, norco sight) or are gopping (whyte G-150, mega am)
Any I’ve missed that are worth a look? 😀Posted 4 years agoRorschachMember
It only has Bos suspension though 😉Posted 4 years ago
For a left-field choice, Evans are advertising the 2014 BMC TF03 with Fox 34 Floats and a stealth reverb for £2,600 here
150mm each end, extremely short chainstays (if that matters), extremely silly promo vid. Deliveries starting next month.
Would love to hear what they’re like (not that that’s a reason to get one, obviously)!Posted 4 years agob rMember
A riding buddy is aiming for an On One Codeine as his new bike for enduro’s.Posted 4 years ago
I do love how these comments are made to seem like the poster has based them upon actual knowledge rather than complete guesswork!
Well, funny you should say that, but I have an Enduro 29, and of the guys I ride with most weeks, one has a Process 153, and another has a 5 RS.
We all swap bikes around for fun. They both comment on how the Enduro is the faster bike.Posted 4 years ago
Only problem with buying something like a sight or spicy with an evo fork and selling it on is that no one seems to buy them! looking through ebay and pinkbike I can’t see any sold listings for them 😕
Lots of people liking the kona though! 😀 Thanks for the offer Dave but a lbs has offered one with 10% so i’ll likely go with them.
Loving the spec and colour scheme on that YT, The high BB and no local back up worries me, they don’t even have mech hangers in stock!
Spicy 527 and the covert are good shouts, will look into them! 🙂Posted 4 years agopeasantMember
The enduro just won pinkbikes mountain bike of the year 🙂 I was looking at the stumpy evo at £2500 but the enduro looks the betterr bike at £2600 😀Posted 4 years ago
I demoed a carbon enduro expert last week, have to say it was crazy fast in straight lines and rough sections, also cornered surprisingly well on 90% of turns and only felt slower than my blue pig on steep, 90 degree switchbacks, and to be fair most bikes are longer than my ragley! Little worried that the extra weight of the comp would make it feel more sluggish though. If i could afford the expert that would definitely be the bike!
Also demo-ed a five and really got on with that, felt really playful and also stable in the air. It had some evo 34’s on it though which dived through their travel when braking and were quite scary in steep shutes and berms, hence why I don’t want them!
There’s actually a mondraker demo day near me on saturday, will get down there and take a look, the foxy XR also looks good if i could negotiate it for 3kPosted 4 years ago
Perhaps you should have stated this so that the OP realised that you opinion isn’t neutral.
I guess you chose to ignore this bit?
We all swap bikes around for fun. They both comment on how the Enduro is the faster bike.
So, yes, going back to your original point, based on actual experience 🙂
My own personal experience, is as you can imagine, fairly similar. The trick with it, is learning to ride it quick in corners too. One issue I found was I was coming into stuff a lot quicker than expected so struggled to find the balance of braking & trusting it to stick. Once I got my head round it, I felt more comfortable pushing on with it.
My own experience of the Process is pretty good to be fair – it was a fun bike to ride. I think if they offered it as a frame only & I could get my head past the Kona stigma of recent, i’d have seriously considered it. It’s a great bike – makes me want to try the 111 as well.
The 5, i’ve never really got on with them, so I struggle with it. Don’t know why, I just find them hard to ride fast. It feels ragged to me too easily. I can see why some like that though.Posted 4 years ago
I guess you chose to ignore this bit?
You only gave that bit of info up once it was pointed out that your first post was bollocks. And I think I’ll chose not to take your word that all of your mates think your bike is the bestest in the world. Particularly as I’ve ridden one and thought it very ordinary at best.Posted 4 years agocultsdaveMember
I just ordered one of these http://www.orbea.com/gb-en/bicycles/rallon-x30/ Upgraded the shock and forks to the BOS ones and still have enough change to buy a dropper post. The reviews of this bike have been excellent to say the least. Also worthy of note is the lifetime warranty on the frame.Posted 4 years ago
You only gave that bit of info up once it was pointed out that your first post was bollocks. And I think I’ll chose not to take your word that all of your mates think your bike is the bestest in the world. Particularly as I’ve ridden one and thought it very ordinary at best.
If you’re going to try & remain subjective, you should probably learn to read first.
I never said it was bestest, I did say they all agree it’s the fastest.
Do I need to point out the difference between bestest and fastest? Some people don’t get their kicks from all out speed.Posted 4 years ago
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