recommend me a xc/trail bike

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onemanpeloton
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by onemanpeloton

Hi all

Currently have a cube stereo, 150mm front, 140mm rear and its just too much bike for me. It's really capable and good fun, but it's steady at best on the climbs and I rarely take it down anything scary enough to warrant its huge travel.

I'd like to change it for a full sus bike that ideally blurs the lines between xc and trail. The reason being that I'd like to "compete" in some xc races but with a particular focus on endurance events and then also still have lots of fun at the trail centre on the weekends. I want a bike that climbs as well as it descends. I like the 67 degree head angle of my cube because it gives me confidence on the descents so I'm not sure I want the 70 degree HA that accompanies most serious race XC machines.

My current thoughts are:

scott spark (non RC version)
orbea oiz
ibis ripley
cannondale habit

Any thoughts on these bikes or others?
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cmunozh
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by cmunozh

One of those can be the one I have, Cannondale Scalpel SE II. It's a mixed XC/Trail.
My garage: Caad12, BRT C0, Cannondale Scalpel SE II, Specialized Epic pro '92, Swiss military bike '45, Orbea Gredos '87, Specialized Langster '12...

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by onemanpeloton

cmunozh wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 11:27 am
One of those can be the one I have, Cannondale Scalpel SE II. It's a mixed XC/Trail.
Looks perfect, thanks!
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by 853guy

One of these:

Yeti SB100

Best,

853guy

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853guy wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 11:24 am
One of these:

Yeti SB100

Best,

853guy
Dayum! That is nice.......except the price
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by stakingnoxious

853guy wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 11:24 am
One of these:

Yeti SB100

Best,

853guy
wow this one is great

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by smartyiak

New Trek Top Fuel is coming and looks great. I'm waiting to see if Spot ever gets the Ryve115 in stock.

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by silvalis

What would Nino do?


Nah. I'd buy an SC Blur.
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by cmunozh

smartyiak wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 6:51 pm
New Trek Top Fuel is coming and looks great. I'm waiting to see if Spot ever gets the Ryve115 in stock.
That would be a perfect oportunity to purchase the atual one at a reasonable price.
My garage: Caad12, BRT C0, Cannondale Scalpel SE II, Specialized Epic pro '92, Swiss military bike '45, Orbea Gredos '87, Specialized Langster '12...

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by onemanpeloton

Thanks all. Intrigued to see the new top fuel.

Blur looks perfect too, but might stretch my budget a bit too much
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by silvalis

Don’t forget there is a cheaper “c” version
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by cmunozh

silvalis wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 10:35 am
Don’t forget there is a cheaper “c” version
and that cheaper version would be even more cheaper when the new one arrived :-)
My garage: Caad12, BRT C0, Cannondale Scalpel SE II, Specialized Epic pro '92, Swiss military bike '45, Orbea Gredos '87, Specialized Langster '12...

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by calleking

I'm getting a scalpel. Full on XC race bike that is surprisingly good as a trail bike.
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cmunozh wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 1:23 pm
silvalis wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 10:35 am
Don’t forget there is a cheaper “c” version
and that cheaper version would be even more cheaper when the new one arrived :-)
oh? is there a new blur coming soon?
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by smartyiak

onemanpeloton wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 10:09 am
Thanks all. Intrigued to see the new top fuel.
https://www.pinkbike.com/news/first-rid ... -fuel.html

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