- New XC race steed choice? Help!
Hi Guys,Posted 4 years ago
I’m ready to buy a new 29er hardtail for some races this year(Brighton Big dog in particular).
Limited to a few choices(due to voucher and sizing availability)
Cannondale F29 Carbon 3 2013
BMC Teamelite TE02 SLX 2013
Norco Team 9.1 2013
Scott Scale 920 2013
I’m happy to change odd parts to suit preferences.
What do you guys think?
I ride a Norco sight 26″ normally but want something a bit faster for racing.
Thanks for the responses guys, I really like the BMC for spec(except the awful fox lockout lever, can you remove it?), but the bike just looks a bit meh..Posted 4 years ago
The Cannondale needs some upgrades(shimano brakes and a Clutch mech)but looks awesome!
The Scott ticks lots of boxes but will need the crankset changing to a double, I can’t understand the triple on the cheaper models and doubles on the 3k plus ones?
The cannondale has the steepest head angle but is that actually an issue on an xc race bike?
These are the only four I can see unless I’ve missed something on the Evans website? Trek Superflys seem over priced and specialized are sold out in mediums for the carbon stumpys?
The best value 29er I’ve seen for a while is the Sensa Fiori TNT Pro 29er at Merlin.
£1665 for a carbon frame with Reba fork, full XT groupset inc. brakes and a choice of 2×10 or 3×10.Posted 4 years ago
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