Which bike for more “enthusiastic” XC riding and Megavalanche next year???!
can i put an automation thingy on my account, so whenever it detects
5″ and a question mark, it automatically posts a reply saying
based purely on me having a trance and it being ace.
ive never ridden one, but i hear Meta 5s are supposed to “feel bottomless” while “only” being 5″ travelPosted 8 years ago
bottomless feeling may be nice for the mega?
I have been lusting after a LaPierre Zesty 514 for some time but completely overlooked Cannondale, which I quite fancied a few years ago. Are there any 5 or 6″ travel Cannondales (preferably with a Lefty?). Also been considering a cheeky Cube Fritzz.
Not looking to buy just yet but fancy a full suss for the Mega 2010 and hopefully before then. My problem is that I have only owned one full suss bike (Trek Fuel EX7 2006), which I hated – uphills were disastrous.
Alternatively, should I just man up and put some big forks on the Ti456?Posted 8 years agoz1ppyMember
Cannondale Prophet is maybe the answer, but they problem being this is there last year of production (supposedly) and they’ve all flown out of the shops due to the bargain-tastic nature (well the “Prophet 2” version anyways).
Though none are being sold currently with lefty’s, though getting hold of a 2nd hand Lefty Max is not a major problem.
The C’dale Rush though with it’s 110mm travel should not apparently be viewed as too little, as any number of ppl report they can take major abuse.
Those two are more suited toward “enthusiastic XC” IMO, though the other options is the C’dale Moto with 160mm travel or the Rize with 130mm travel & sold with the “fox” lefty. The Moto can apparently be built up very light, but if you experience with the Trek is anything to go by I’d avoid (too much travel for efficent climbing), though I have no info on how the Rize performs.Posted 8 years agoSpankmonkeyMember
You will get 100 answers from 100 people all different. IMHO the fritzz is spot on but a LOT of cash (the new 09) other than that I dont think you could go wrong with
Now my friend is currently bikeless and cannot make his mind up between all of them, all great all around the 2.5k mark, all will do the job very very well. All will pedal up and hammer back down again and all are light. I guess for me that list is the top line All Mountain bike list. I just built up a 5.5, personally the only one I would plump for is the fritzz above that, but just my opinion. 5.5’s are not common to find, not many reviews about but that said the ones you find rave about it! you could add a IBIS mojo to the list but again not easy to get and cost a lot + they are carbon if your happy with that. Oh and yes cannondale do the moto but they are new and still overpriced imho. The list I put there they will weigh on average from about 26-31 lbs depending on finishing kit, ideally about 28lbs is great for 5″ travel, there is not much you wont be able to do with any of them!Posted 8 years ago
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