Hey guys, need help choosing my new bike. First a little background about myself and riding style.
30 years old, grew up racing BMX. Started riding road bikes in high school, bought first mountain bike in 1991. My riding style is fairly smooth, like technical downhills. Not a big fan of huge drops. I used to ride with a good freind of mine, well he has a child on the way, wont be riding too much. (We used to stop at the top of this Technical downhill singletrack. Take turns chasing the leader down, trying to pass on the switchbacks, what a blast!!) Im about 25 lbs overweight now (bought a road bike over the winter, commited to cancer ride and MS150, IN TRAINING!!)
Now On to the bikes...
Not concerned about blasting up climbs, just want a fun trail bike. Yhat is a an OK climber. Looking at an FSR enduro, 100m up front, 5.2 in the rear. But after reading the reveiws on MTBR, seems like the BIGHIT is a decent climbing bike. I would love to race in some Beginner DH races, for fun, I love fast singletrack. If I buy the big hit, bike would be ok for that. Would like to hear from some Big hit owners, how is you bike for XC trail riding??? My sunday rides are fun rides with my freinds, Not high pace, except on the decends.
thanks in advance