Chumba XCL/VF2 vs Lapierre Zesty vs 575
I have an XCL but not ridden the others you mention but have had a Pitch and some Five's. It's a great bike and feels very confidence inspiring on the trails both on technical descents be it slow and technical or fast flowing descents, climbs well, excellent with Lyric's as they can be wound down if need be.
The pro-pedal works well with the frame setup and it doesn't blow through the travel which is nice.
Also you have the chance to change rockers and slacken the angle a little if you fancy that too, so pretty flexible in what you can do with it.Posted 8 years agojimmySubscriber
Also you have the chance to change rockers and slacken the angle a little if you fancy that too
I do I do, that sounds perfect.
I've seen Si on here before but the rocker news is great. He posted a thread some time ago about a shorter travel bike with slacker angles, which is what I'm after.
I see he's in Chesterfield, too. Perfect.Posted 8 years agosi-wilsonMember
I have owned a 575 and can honestly say that both the XCL and VF2 are way stiffer than the Yeti.
The XCL is super tough, but if you don't need the burleyness of the XCL (even though it is not heavy) then the VF2 is for you. It is very versatile and can run a CCDB just as well as an air can. The suspension action is very linear throughout its travel, which feels very predictable and bottomless in all situations.
If you are interested mail me and I will see what i can do for you 🙂Posted 8 years agometalheartSubscriber
can only comment on the vf2 from first hand experience.
its a nice bike for sure. and capable. find it quite confidence inspiring.
i've had 'issues' with rp23 rebound and would recommend you consider the CCDB (okay its probably way over spec'd for the vf but tunable from stock). I'm going to stick a coil shock on mine (but thats me all over).
I was well impressed with a mates Spicy 914. I like the look of them too.
The yeti just doesn't do it for me i'm afraid…Posted 8 years ago
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