Short travel 29er's
Maybe not short travel…
http://singletrackworld.com/2017/09/eurobike-2017-rocky-mountains-new-Posted 4 months ago
So I’ve decided that this is the sort of bike I want for my birthday next year (July).
I’ve made a list of bikes that I want to demo before I buy as I don’t want to buy blind on the next one. For reference, I currently ride a 2016 carbon Stumpy in large and it’s a tad too small.
Tallboy 3 (demoed it and liked it a lot)
Yeti SB 4.5c
Pivot Mach 429 Trail
Cotic Flare Max
Orange Stage 4
Trek Fuel EX 9.8
Are there any others to add to the list? £4500 is probably going to be my maximum as I want to finance half. Experiences with the above would be nice too 🙂Posted 4 months ago
My god there’s a few to work through there!
Cannondale Scalpel – I’ve always wanted a Lefty, but I think it might be a little on the XC side for my riding. I’m not exactly some sort of fast shredder etc, but I’ll give most things a go 🙂
I want to stay away from Specialized as I don’t think it will be different enough from what I have now.
Not a fan of Evil bikes to be honest. Few friends have/had them and I wasn’t really keen.
Orbea/Bionicon/Starling are left-field enough to grab my attention too.
Banshee/Kona will be investigated. Looks like I’ll be looking at all these till July at this rate lol.
Never been a fan of Whyte bikes to be honest. Maybe a demo will change my mind, but they’ve never really stood out for me. No rational reason why though.Posted 4 months ago
I was keeping my eye on the new Anthem, but it looks like they’ve gone back to being more racey for the 29er.
I’m leaning more to Trek Fuel/SB 4.5c/Tallboy etc. More of a short travel 29er trail bike (I do like to be awkward!).
The Kona/Orbea Occam are looking good too.Posted 4 months ago
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