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  • Blur

    23 37.70%
  • Kikapu

    14 22.95%
  • Stumpjumper

    24 39.34%
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    Which of these heavier-duty full-suspension XC bikes would you most like to have?

    This is just for fun, see which bike the guys here prefer.

    If someone was going to give you one, hich would you get?
    Santa Cruz Blur
    Kona King Kikapu
    Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Expert Disc 120

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    The Stumpjumper isn't what I'd call "heavy duty" Try the Enduro

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raiyn
    The Stumpjumper isn't what I'd call "heavy duty" Try the Enduro
    It's more heavy duty than the Epic or Stumpjumper hardtail... I'm trying to stick with XC bikes and not move into all-mountain bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by notfred
    It's more heavy duty than the Epic
    That I'll buy.

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    I'd go with the Stumpjumper, then Blur, then Kikapu.

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    It's a day later and I'm still looking at shiny new bikes on thie internet. I think I do this too much.

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    The new Blur XC, the one redesigned this year. It is supposed to be even lighter-faster-better than previous Blurs. According to the ads in MBA, they are also offering a beefier version of the Blur this year, but I have forgotten what they are calling that one. Anyway, the lighter one for me (Blur XC).

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    The new blur look really awesome, I kinda want one now
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    I'd have to go with the Blur. I have one now, so I may be a bit biased.

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    I like the Blur 4x (the heavier one), seems like an awesome bike.

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    Blur, then Kikapu. Or better yet, Blur LT vs. Dawg vs. Enduro.
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    stumpy, kikapu, blur

    blur is on bottom becasue i dont like their rear suspension linkage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zx108
    stumpy, kikapu, blur

    blur is on bottom becasue i dont like their rear suspension linkage.
    You'll have to explain that further in light of the fact that the VPP is the most talked about suspension design lately. The design is co-licensed with Intense, so you've got two of the most reputable companies in the business banking on it, and the theory of operation was copied by Giant in their latest line of FS bikes. Sure, it has it's drawbacks, but you simply can't leave a statement like that unqualified.
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    How do the Turner bikes fit in against these guys - either the 5-spot or the 6-pack? Someone in my MTB club has a 5-spot and it sure is pretty. I've read up on the Turners and am pretty impressed and lust after one now.
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    I've heard that the 5-spot and Blur really go hand in hand..very close between those two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drumbum
    I've heard that the 5-spot and Blur really go hand in hand..very close between those two.
    Since I first posted my question, I've read up on the Blur and am pretty impressed. The Blur is a bike somewhere between the heavier duty 5-spot and their racing rig - the Nitrous. I lust after the Turner Blur.
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    I would personally go for the 5-spot over any of them in a heartbeat if I could afford it. However, I can get a complete Kona Dawg for the price of a 5-spot frame, which is in fact, what I'm thinking of doing next spring.
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    FSR - the only truly fully active suspension of the three, climbs great, no brake jack, unlike the VPP-based Blur. Brake Jack is undesirable.
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    wheres the option for Scott Genius?

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    blur.. its a awesome bike.. never like specialized and kona..

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    I'm a Kona fan so I voted for the Kikapu. I've never ridden any of the three listed but I do own a Kikapu Deluxe.
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