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Here we go again. Help me choose a new trail / all mountain bike.

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Total Heckler, Mar 15, 2013.

  1. Total Heckler

    Total Heckler Beer and Bike Enthusiast

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    Alright, since my last post a few things have changed in what I want in a new bike.

    I am looking for a bike that:
    -is 30lbs or lighter
    -has 6-7 inches of travel
    -can pedal uphill pretty well
    -can descend rough stuff like a champ
    -cant be super flexy for someone at 210lbs (after riding a 2011 S-Works Carbon Enduro, pretty flexy. not sure if it was just that specific bike or not)

    Things that I am open to:
    -Aluminum or carbon frame
    -Not set on 26 inch wheels, but I would need convincing of other sizing (27.5 or 29)

    Some ideas: Ibis Mojo HD (160mm), Yeti SB 66, Specialized Enduro of some kind, etc.
     

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  2. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Giant Reign (6") or Reign-X (7"). Not sure about the flexy/210lb thing, though. Alu frame option only at this point...
     
  3. dan-o

    dan-o Turbo Monkey

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    I love my nomadc.
    No discernible flex under my 6'4 230# ass, pedals great on xc/trail rides and can handle shuttles when I don't want to use the v10c.
    XL non-weenie build, reverb and 2.3 minions is 30#.
     
  4. StiHacka

    StiHacka Compensating for something

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    denjen Certified Lift Whore

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    Specialized switched to a 142x12 rear end for pretty much all of their bikes in 2012. I have 2012 Stumpjumper EVO that I have never noticed any flex in.
     
  6. Total Heckler

    Total Heckler Beer and Bike Enthusiast

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    Awesome, thanks guys. I will let you know what I end up with. =]
     
  7. eaterofdog

    eaterofdog ass grabber

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    manhattanprjkt83 Rusty Trombone

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    Stumpy EVO is THE bike...you can do anything on that.
     
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    I love my stumpy evo.
     
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    slyfink Turbo Monkey

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    Love my Mojo HD, love it. I'm coming off a 2005 enduro.
     
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    blackohio Generous jaywalker

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    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    I suggest a 2003 Heckler.
     
  13. HAB

    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    Second generation Banshee Rune. Very very tempted to buy one myself, currently riding a V1 Spitfire which is awesome. The new Rune appears to be substantially awesomer.
     
  14. AngryMetalsmith

    AngryMetalsmith Business is good, thanks for asking

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    Ditto on the Rune. My Spitty can rail corners so fast it feels like I'm being shot out of them. Low and slack is the new black mvthafvckah !
     
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    cecil Turbo Monkey

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    I'm 220 I beat the crap out of my 2011 reign, drops, big air, it's been a great bike
     
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    stoney Part of the unwashed, middle-American horde

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    My sb blows my mind regularly. Light, pedals great, descends like a dh bike. I'm bumping the front up to 6" and a shorter stem for dh, swap back to lower fork and longer stem for trail riding. I have the Al frame and I am at around 32#, with a wookie strong build.
     
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    12 giant reign 2, I beat the snot out of it including lift served dh, I weigh 270lbs (6'8"). I'll be buying another in a year or two, amazing ride.
     
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    Not sure how useful my comments are since I'm coming off of a 10 year rigid SS 29er addiction, but, like stoney, I'm blown away by my SB66. I can't believe how well it climbs.