Slack All-Mountain/Trail Center/XC bike – what to get!?
Hi there, I am selling my Orange Blood frame which builds up into a great all mountain machine, take a look : ) http://singletrackworld.com/forum/topic/fs-clearout-orange-blood-chris-king-hope-mrp-x-fusion-hi-lo-foxPosted 4 years agoskimpyMember
So, here is my predicament. I have a freeride/downhill bike which I love and it has done me proud all over the UK and Canada and I won’t be getting rid of it.
I also have a XC bike (Commencal Super 4) which I got a few months back but I’m just not feeling it. It feels to upright for commuting to downhills and awkward over jumps. So, I am looking for something a bit slacker for the downhills and jumping (trail centre stylee) but also something I can get the saddle up my arse and do a climb on.
This may well be an impossible combination but I am after some advice as I don’t really know this range of bikes/frames. It will need to be 26″ as I have lots of spares.
Thanks in advance.Posted 4 years agoTreksterSubscriber
The one on the front page?
I feel a few demos coming up in the new year!Posted 4 years agoYet1manMember
I’ve got a Yeti ASR5 Carbon for sale in medium and (as others have also suggested) reckon it fits your description perfectly. Designed to be that ‘do it all’ bike, capable of everything from efficient XC riding to thrashing around a trail centre. I’ve even done the BC Race which included Squamish & Whistler bike park on mine (not the one I’m selling) and thought it was the perfect bike for it all.
If your interested, drop me an email and I’ll send you more details. (I may even be interested in a part ex for your Super4 frame ?)
MichaelPosted 4 years agoskimpyMember
Thanks for all the feedback, always good to hear what other people think. As I seem to be blinded by Commencal and started reading ALOT of reviews I have actually gone for a Meta SL VIP, picked it up today. I managed to get a really good deal on the frame (brand new) with Fox Kashima shock and just need to set about building it up now!
Kuco – thanks for the suggestion.
Yet1man – sorry I didn’t see your post in time otherwise I would have been very interested in your offer. The Super4 will be up for sale in the next couple of days but drop me a line if you’d like some details and pics before it goes on “general release”.
Thanks again for everyones input!Posted 4 years agomikewsmithSubscriber
last minute…Posted 4 years ago
Find one of the now discontinued Blur LT or LTc’s slack but very well balanced with 160mm forks and the rear feels bottomless. Both the Al & C build light for the size of bike and are great to ride. There will be some great 26″ bargains coming up.moniexMember
I am about to put my husbands 2011 enduro evo frame up for sale (the black and yellow one with the coil shock). Excellent condition, barely a mark on it. Looking for £530. Will include headset and direct mount front mech. It’s a medium.
Email in profile if it’s of interest to you at all.
SimonePosted 4 years ago
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