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New Bike Advice


By Fatboy - Posted on 02 August 2018

NB: Originally posted elsewhere on the Global Riders Network and appears via syndication.

I’m starting to think about my next bike am a bit out of touch with what’s out there so am trying to shortcut my research by asking NoBMoBers for some tips.

I do cross country marathons and my only 2 criteria are it must be dual suspension and it must be able to fit 2 drink bottles. The latter being the hurdle. I also have a preference for 1x11 or 1x12 and sub 11kg.

So far I’m aware of only 3 bikes that fit the bill - Specialized Epic, Cannondale Scalpel & Canyon Lux.

Are there any others I should be looking at?

Cheers

I was going to say KTM Scarp, they go well in to sub 10kg range but it seems there is no distributor in Australia now.

Rocky Mountain Element 90 XCO

Thanks for the feedback.

That Orbea looks awesome!

In regards to geo I like the Rocky Mountain the best and it is super adjustable.

Cheers Brian

What events are you looking at doing? Not too many left on the calendar these days.

I'm looking to get back into something like this in the next year. My medication should be able to be reduced after November making it less risky, and while my roadie group is fun, I am missing my doses of singletrack.

What events are you looking at doing? Not too many left on the calendar these days.

I'm looking to get back into something like this in the next year. My medication should be able to be reduced after November making it less risky, and while my roadie group is fun, I am missing my doses of singletrack.

Yeh @hawkeye it's a shame about the lack of interest in events. Makes it hard to train without much to aim for. I was going to do the Rocky Trail series but have had a few colds that have either coincided with the events or kept me from riding prior. Nothing bad but niggling colds.

I was talking to @blackflash about the 3 of us doing some Wylde laps in the next few weeks as he hasn't ridden there so will give you a call to coordinate. Cheers

No new bike advice from me but let me know if you organise a trip to Wylde as I'll tag along if available Smiling Been a while.

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