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.Originally Posted by Raiyn
I'd go with the Stumpjumper, then Blur, then Kikapu.
It's a day later and I'm still looking at shiny new bikes on thie internet. I think I do this too much.
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).
The new blur look really awesome, I kinda want one now
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I like the Blur 4x (the heavier one), seems like an awesome bike.
Blur, then Kikapu. Or better yet, Blur LT vs. Dawg vs. Enduro.
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.Originally Posted by zx108
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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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.Originally Posted by drumbum
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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.
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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blur.. its a awesome bike.. never like specialized and kona..
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.
Here I come!
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