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    Buying A New Bike

    I'm looking for a light full suspension mountain bike that is a great climber. I'm not fond of the geometry of the "specialized enduro" I dont like how it sits real far back... so any idea/suggestions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GStam93 View Post
    I'm looking for a light full suspension mountain bike that is a great climber. I'm not fond of the geometry of the "specialized enduro" I dont like how it sits real far back... so any idea/suggestions?
    Titus Motolite....reasonabely light and great climber
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    okay i'll give it a look thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hot Rod Lincoln View Post
    Titus Motolite....reasonabely light and great climber
    Huh.......Could it be........that you..........own a Motolite?
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    Light FS, great climber, don't like the slackness of the Enduro...sounds like you need an XC bike. I ride a Yeti AS-R, and that thing climbs like a mountain goat. Other bikes to look at would be the Intense Spider, Titus Racer-X, Norco Faze, SC Superlight, Foes Prolite, Specialized Epic, RM Element, Fisher (Super/Pro)Caliber, Pivot Mach4, Trek Top Fuel, C'dale Scalpel, etc. Or an Ibis Mojo, since it's just as light as the shorter travel bikes anyway. The list goes on and on...most companies will make a short travel, lightweight XC bike. Shop around and see what fits you, what rides the best, and what you can afford.

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    I have a Fisher Supercaliber that climbs every bit as well as my hardtail did, and I even run it pretty soft in the back.

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    In some bikes the more you spend the lighter you'll get.
    How much are you willing to spend?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenhill3 View Post
    Huh.......Could it be........that you..........own a Motolite?

    Yeah, along with a Specialized, a Cannondale, an Indy Fab among others. The Titus, for a FS, outclimbs all other FS that I have ridden.....I would not recommend a bike unless I had ridden it so I really don't get your point
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    No point other than the fact that you've recommended it before. Not dissin' ya at all. In fact, Titus is in my sights for a future ride. You just confirm what I've seen from some other folks. Thanks.
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    If climbing is your sole priority and you have an enduro budget and access to Specialized, think Epic.

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