I bought an Anthem X29 a couple of years ago and use that as my main trails bike.
Last year bought an XTC 29 hardtail and am surprised how capable it is.
Used to riding fs bikes and didn’t think I would go back to a hardtail.
Use it for 1 hour races in the summer and night time rides.
Had it fully rigid in the winter and just gone back to front suspension.
Find it quite comfortable for a hardtail and a perfect replacement for my xc fs 26 inch bike.
Mine is a lowly alloy model but is still lighter than my mates XTC composite 29er so I am happy!
Yes some good offers on 29 advanced and I like the 2013 colours too!!!
Was pretty sure on a camber evo for next bike but annoyed that I also tested an epic at the same time and several guys in fast XC HTS. Made me realise that going uphill fast is still a priority for me! So tempted by sneaky second bike if the offers are good.
Next bike probably an attempt to find a one bike fits all – but there are some reasonable deals on XTC advanced HT which is making me think about XC HT and a FS trails bike. Anyone ride them as opposed to the XTC composite? I love anthems and trances but have never ridden an XTC.