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smartyiak wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 9:29 pm
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
Looks like the perfect "do everything" bike.
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That looks awesome actually....

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onemanpeloton wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 11:12 am
Looks like the perfect "do everything" bike.
That's my thought. This seems to be the hot bike category this year: for people who ride trails all year, but mix in a XC race (or two) and a marathon race (or two) a year...don't need a dedicated XC race bike, but don't want/need an endur-bro smashin machine either.

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smartyiak wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 1:40 pm
onemanpeloton wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 11:12 am
Looks like the perfect "do everything" bike.
That's my thought. This seems to be the hot bike category this year: for people who ride trails all year, but mix in a XC race (or two) and a marathon race (or two) a year...don't need a dedicated XC race bike, but don't want/need an endur-bro smashin machine either.
Yeah, you've just described me (and no doubt a lot of other people)
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onemanpeloton wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 11:12 am
Looks like the perfect "do everything" bike.
Yup, the days of the short and steep XC bike are finally coming to an end.

The new Pivot M4 also has similar geo, although not quite as trail-ish, if the big brands turn you off.

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TheRich wrote:
Sun May 26, 2019 7:37 pm
onemanpeloton wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 11:12 am
Looks like the perfect "do everything" bike.
Yup, the days of the short and steep XC bike are finally coming to an end.

The new Pivot M4 also has similar geo, although not quite as trail-ish, if the big brands turn you off.
No doubt short and steep is still good for the elite, but I need more help going down than going up! So short travel with slacker angles is ideal
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by Lars K. P.

Just bought a 2nd hand Cannondale Scalpel SE2 as XC / trail bike and after couple of rides I am very impressed. Certainly, more relaxed and with greater fun factor on trails with roots and technical descents compared to my Trek Top Fuel. This said, the Trek is most properly faster from A to B, but less fun. Downside of the Scalpel SE is the extra weight when going uphill.
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Intense Sniper Trail is 120/120, and the XC version is 100/100. It's an amazing bike if you like modern slack geo. I got the trail version for XCO, XCM and general riding. The L and XL sizes take two water bottles inside the triangle, which is a bonus.

I also looked at the Blur and SB100 and while both are super nice, neither impressed me as much as the Sniper...at least for my purposes.
https://intensecycles.com/collections/intense-sniper

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