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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 7:42 pm 
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Hi guys,

I own a Merdia fully carbon 26... Shimano XT (3000D) 3 years old. I ride single tracks, am 1.93M and 88KG... ALso like to ride on my racebike (Colnago C59).
Its a good bike but I like to get a 29er as I heads lots of good things about it...

Worth the cost of a switch?

Needs to be fully carbon as well
Min Shimano XT
Fully -> I love the goods it does to my back and behind ;-)

Suggestions?

Trek? Scott, or a Merida or??? Trek Fuel Ex looks quite nice...
Unfortunatly Colnago does not make fullies... :-(

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 12:27 pm 
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Hmmmm/// summertime seems not to be the right timing for a response... ;-)

My shortlist...

Trek Fuel ex 9.9 or 9.8
Specialized Epic Marathon carbon 29
S works Epic carbon XTR
Merida big 99


Comments still appriciated

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 5:52 pm 
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Are you looking for a mountain bike to race, or ride all day? The Fuel EX and the Epic are quite different bikes.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 6:01 am 
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Check out the Anthem X: great price, pedals well, super stiff, descends confidently. For my riding (aggressive, technical XC), its the pick of the litter, with the exception of the Niner Jet 9 Carbon RDO. However, that bike is much more expensive and has internal routing which is a big minus for me.

The Epic is exceptional. It is the best pedaling full suspension bike on the market. It is, however, expensive to maintain. If you're looking for a hardtail feel, there really aren't other bikes that can match it. Its also very twitchy and can get overwhelmed easily (like a hardtail).

The Fuel EX rides well. I'm psyched that trek is finally making that bike in a 29": we will sell a lot of them. Its a little pricey for the spec, and isn't the most agile bike out there. Much different than the other bikes on the list, as noted. It's much more a trail bike: meant to be ridden with the weight far back on the rear wheel. Takes flow lines well.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 8:07 am 
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If you're after a race bike I would consider the Epic and a Scalpel.
The Niner Jet 9 RDO and Santa Cruz Tallboy are also good alternatives.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:17 pm 
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Turner Czar?

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 9:06 am 
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Thanks so far!

It is more a d2d bike to have fun.... yes I know a bit overspeced for that, but I like the bling ;-)

Scott Spark 900 RC2013 seems also an option....

What do you guys mean with the epic? The Specialized or S works... S works version is a bit out of league.... $$$$ wise.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 12:35 pm 
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As many problems also this one solved itself....

We (my family and I) will move to Shanghai as expats for 2-3 years as of Oct... so no need for a new bike... I am going to sell the old one anyway.

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