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Which XC/AM Bike would you buy?

Discussion in 'Cross Country, All Mountain & Trail Riding' started by Dylan Dean, Dec 5, 2013.

  1. Dylan Dean

    Dylan Dean Monkey

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    so i'm lookin at a few XC/All Mtn Bikes for several reasons. Main reason is that i'm expanding my shop, but want to make sure i'm bringing in the right bikes (since i don't have a ton of money to burn), but i want to make sure whatever i get is a solid bike & will sell. Unfortunately out of all the bikes i've ridden, i've had no experience on the ones i'm interested in getting (haha go figure)

    what would you buy? & would you buy FRAME only or COMPLETE?


    Transition Covert 275
    Transition Covert 29
    Turner Sultan (29)
    Turner Burner (275)e
    Turner Flux (275)
    Nukeproof Mega AM (275)
    Nukeproof Mega TR (275)
     
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  2. jonKranked

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    i have no experience on any of these, but knowing you, i'm assuming you've done your homework and have selected these brands because they are not being sold at other shops in your general region. (i don't mean this as a dig, you've always come across as a very intelligent & professional individual).
     
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  3. Dylan Dean

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    all good. :) yep, that's one of the main reason's i'm lookin at these. ...but like i said, i have no experience with them either. they look great on paper... but just want to make sure they're worth the investment! :D

    cheers
     
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    Turner being a regional brand for you might be a good call. but so might nukeproof, because i doubt many shops would be selling them.

    If you are looking for some other ideas for your shop give me a shout, i used to work at one of the largest bike dealers in NY state.
     
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    The aluminum Turners are the only American Made options.
    In the current political and economic climate that is an easily leverageable selling feature.

    Build an SLX/Zee Burner with quality damping, I bet it doesn't sit around long.
     
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    XC and AM are pretty far apart, so do you mean trail? These days a 29er with 100 to 120mm will be a fast machine and capable as a slightly longer travel 26er IMO, the only issue IMO is the older generation of bikes tend to have some pretty wacky geometry, the sultan is kinda in this category. I'd have to agree that the burner, especially with a light build, would be an amazing bike. Turners go season after season, much better investment than a Taiwan catalog-bike. It's a little hard to figure out what you mean though with XC-AM. If I wanted a straight XC bike that I'd occasionally race but also take on long epic rides, I'd try to swing a czar.
     
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  7. BMXman

    BMXman I wish I was Canadian

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    Well if you go with turner I might be giving you a call ;)...D
     
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    I am a transition fanboy and I really enjoyed the short amount of saddle time I have had on a transition covert. It was however a 26" bike.
     
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    Can I be the first, but not the last, to suggest a bike you didn't have on your list? ;)
     
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  10. Dylan Dean

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    i'm blocking my number! ;)

    we're def going with Turner & Transition. I'm in the process of bringing in a BURNER (turner), and a Covert 275, Bandit 275 (Transition) and EVIL Uprising
     
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    nEW GT FORCE is the best bike i ever ride

     
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    Evil Uprising!
     
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    Bike Magazine's recent review of the Evil Uprising was pretty amazing. I bought a Pivot Mach 429 Carbon in Nov and have been impressed. I would recommend looking at the Pivot line as well.