but jeez. I am indecisive. You know... i probably shouldn't even start it. Anyways, here it goes.
I AM GOING TO BUY A NEW BIKE!!!! (before next season)
I want an all mountain/long legged xc machine. My trails have no reall ttf's or anything. Just a lot of climbing and single track.
While i do trave a lot to bikel, i have only been to a bike park and lift accessed trails once. I rode a specialed demo 7. It was insane. I also got tossed hard around a corner
because i was not use to the extremely slack angles on the bike. My current rig is 05 specialed stumpjumper in straight up XC racer mode.
What i want is something that pedals well, weighs less than 32 lbs, and goes down really well. I want it to be more on the xc side of the all mountain spectrum... I think.
That's about it. I'm looking at bikes between 140 and 160 mm of suspension front and back. I don't want to spend too much more than $3000. Going used is a-okay with
me. However, i am afraid of buying certain bikes without a warranty (carbon frames).
Here are the bikes I am thinking about....
07 or 08 specialed enduro with a lyric up front
09 specialized enduro with the 140 fox with 15mm axle
10 specialed enduro with 160mm of travel (i am afraid this is going to be waaay too much bike for my intended purposes)
10 specialized stumpjumper with 140mm of travel (wish it had a fork with a through-axle)
10 Giant Reign or Reign X which i think are kinda ugly buy ride real nice
08 Trek Remedy for like $1700 brand new and switch a bunch of parts but i think it's super ugly
Transition Covert v2.0 (probably way out of my price range)
Theres are the bikes i am considering. My biggest concerning is buying too much bike for what i ride. your input would be greatly appreciated. Sorry for wasting your
ime, but it's probably too cold out to ride anyways... There will be a new bike in my stable by june.
P.S. The new look for the forum is weird.