Which short travel xc (a bit racey) bike..?
26lb, not an out and out racer more of a good allrounder . recently raced in the sam houghton challenge 30miles of the lakes (won our cat too) 😀
frames under 6’lb with a short headtube for a low position. Its cool with 120 forks too. I could easily get it under 25lbPosted 4 years agojellyMember
I am currently looking to sell my Cube AMS WLS (Women Like Series) Pro 26″ Full Suspension XC Bike – 2010. Details:
Frame: Alu Superlite 7005 STK Double Butted, FSP 4-Link-System, WLS Geometry
Colour: Fading Black
Fork: Rock Shox Reba Ra ce U-turn 90-120mm, Motion Control, PopLoc
Rear Shock: Fox Float RP23 BV
Headset: FSA Orbit Z
Stem: Syntace F149 Oversized
Handlebar: Syntace Vector 2014 318 Lowrider Oversized
Grips: Ergon GP1
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Deore XT
Front Derailleur: Shimano Deore XT FD-M771, Down Swing
Shifter: Shimano Deore XT SL-M770
Brakes: Avid Elixir R Discbrake
Crank: Shimano Deore XT FC-M770 Hollowtech II 44x32x22, Integrated BB
Cassette: Shimano CS-HG50 11-32, 9 speed
Chain: Shimano CN-HG53
Wheel Set: DT Swiss XPW1600 (UPGRADED)
Rear Tyre: Schwalbe Racing Ralph 2.25
Front Tyre: Schwalbe Rocket Ron 2.25
Saddle: Fi’zi:k Vitesse
Seatpost: RFR Prolight 31.6mm Setback
Suspension Recently professionally serviced
Excellent condition (only very minor marks from use)
This has been a superb bike, only selling due to the lure of bigger wheels 😀
Let me know if interested
Pictures:Posted 4 years ago
I sold my lovely Santa Cruz Juliana last week and am starting to regret it a bit (especially after a 50 mile MTB ride on the 5 last Saturday 😯 ).
I’m in the middle of moving house at the moment so don’t have too much spare cash, but am looking at buying something second hand to get me through the next few months of xc races etc (and to make longer / less techy rides a bit less painful!). I have the following on my hit list;
(All 26″, yes :wink:)
What else have I missed??!
Thanks!!Posted 4 years agojo_hMember
I have an immaculate condition 2009 women’s small Scott Spark RC for sale if you’re interested. I’m also 5’4″ so guess it should be roughly the right size I guess! It was only used as a “Sunday best” race bike for the odd xc event, hence the great condition. Scarily fast compared to my other 26″ full suss! If you’re interested at all drop me an email and I’ll send you spec and pics. I would say I’m north west based if you wanted to have a look/try but I get the impression you’re a fair way south?!Posted 4 years agoWooksterSubscriber
Hello mate, Ive been through the same loop as you but Im 6’3!!
I’ve ridden back to back the Anthem and Epic, 26ers (this was 2011 when riding a 29 was what riding a 26er is now you see!! ) at a Demo at Cannock
Anthem felt way more trail bike than the epic, and was great on the Singletrack but the Epic went up hill faster and felt racier/ was faster for me over all.
I bought the epic, no regrets it’s my one MTB now. Ive raced (badly TBH!!) three day events, shorter stuff done some Merida marathons, ridden it in Wales, northeast, lakes both trail centres and natural stuff and I love it.
What I will say is it is a race bike, and asks a lot of you when it get really rough but it rewards you for working hard! Ive put a dropper on mine now for mucking about as the lack of skill, QR seat clamp and high saddle gave been interesting at the end of the day!! But it’s made it a brilliant trail bike too.
Hope that helps??Posted 4 years agomikewsmithSubscriber
http://www.bikes.com/main+en+01_102+Element_90_MSL.html?BIKE=1173&CATID=1&SCATID=1&Y=2013Posted 4 years ago
Rock Mtn Element, very popular with some racers down here
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