Old 03-26-19, 12:55 PM
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Originally Posted by wgscott View Post
My kid wants to go to Gooseberry Mesa (near Zion) for Spring Break. He has a nice Canyon Spectral.

I have a choice between an 11 year old Trek Fuel EX7 full suspension 26-er, and my new rigid steel drop-bar 2.8" 27.5+ bike (I built up from an Advocate Seldom Seen frame designed specifically for drop bars).

He is convinced I will die if I take the Advocate with the drop bars. It has the option of taking a boost 100-120mm travel fork, so I could do that, but he insists that uncomfortable conventional mountain bike bars are essential.

What say you?

Trek for sure. More backswept bars might help if you don't like flatbars or risers with normal sweep.

I've run Surly Open Bars on MTB trails and love 'em.

I'm wanting to get some Soma Dream Riser bars. 25 back sweep, a little wide for me @ 780mm, but I think they still have room for controls @ 700-720mm.

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