Hi, I'm just getting into Mtnbiking and am looking for a nice XC frame. My goal is to eventually do long moderate singletrack days...(chilcotins, elfin lakes, blue trails on BBY mtn.) Nothing gnarly, no big drops, just something that is fun to ride up and down on rocks, roots and other obstacles one might find on a trail. Maybe one day a race or two...
Oh and just to complicate things, I'll be in Saskatchewan for the next two years for school. (I'm guessing a lot of buff singletrack...)
I am 6'1" about a 35" inseam and weigh about 185. If that makes any difference...
Ideally I'd get the SC Blur LT, but it's out of my price range.
I've heard really great things about SC bikes and not really much about the Giant Anthem.
I've ridden both bikes briefly and liked the Superlight better, but think (in retrospect) that the shop didn't set up the anthem properly...one person I talked to said the anthem should be more plush than the superlight- not my experience.
http://www.santacruzmtb.com/superlight/ (about 2000$)
http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-US/...in/1267/29368/ (about 1800$)