Pedals, Paddles and Poles
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Btw the Mohave desert and AREA 51
Bikes: Santa Cruz Tallboy, Ridley Noah, Scott Spark 20
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The 29ers have been around and seem to be sticking, so i would give a big thumbs up to sampling the 29er. They are supposed to shine on rocky areas where a bigger foot print is helpful. Try that kind of rest riding if you will see many stones.
I like both groups of compnents. The Shimano mix is a standard MT mix, SRAM is a solid name, kinda of a coin toss here. I like the 20mm more travel on the Lefty over the Fatty, especially for a guy carrying your weight. I don't know if the Lefty has any failure issues, hopefully some of the other guys in this thread will know that.
I did buy a Full suspended Scott and found out later that the rear shock was made to support riders up to 215 pounds. I was 230 at the time. I haven't had any problems.
OH-BTW, some nice choices you are choosing between. Any special reason that you like C-dale?
I think its disgusting and terrible how people treat Lance Armstrong, especially after winning 7 Tour de France Titles while on drugs!
I can't even find my bike when I'm on drugs. -Willie N.