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Location: Cowtown, AB
Bikes: Titus El Guapo, Misfit diSSent, Cervelo Soloist Carbon, Wabi Lightning, et al.
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The Enduro Comp was 32 lbs [I think]. The weights of trail bikes have gone up dramatically of late. I think that the manufacturers are over-building bikes, because there's always some yutz who will try hucking off a 30' cliff on a XC bike and then ***** endlessly if his warranty claim is denied.
At your height and weight, try a Jamis Dakar series. They handle well, weigh a bit less than the Specialized and won't break the bank. If you're willing to stay at 4"-5" of travel, you can keep the weight well under 30 pounds with a Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Comp [$2200] or something along those lines.
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