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Noob (8)
Nov 11, 2017
03:02 pm
Hi Guys,
I am in the processes of getting new bikes. I am looking at an enduro focused bike now, though it will be used for general trail rides too (mostly with the gf so speed is no an issue). I am happy to sacrifice some up/flat performance for more fun coming down. My plan is to enter some comps next near, after some skills training.
This will be my second FS bike, the last being a 2015 Trek Fuel EX8 (Stolen img src= . It was a great bike though I always found myself wanting a bit more out of it, I found myself mostly riding the hills in my area (Mt Joyce,SEQ). We have a house full of Treks, so I have been looking at the Slash and the Remedy but also looking at Canyon Strive CF 8.0 / AL 6.0, the only other one I have looked at is the YT Capra or Jeffsy.

My budget was originally 5k but given this value proposition of the Canyon Strive CF 8.0 I am currently leaning towards this one. My riding style has so far been pretty quick downhill, but rough and messy. My focus will be to improve skill and may even get some coaching, so I dont want to buy I bike I may out grow in a year.

Things that are on my want list:
1x12 group set
27.5 wheels
Dropper post, pref 150mm

Would appreciate some advice on the mentioned bikes or bikes in should look at.
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Big Dan

Grim Ripper (1628)
Nov 20, 2017
11:11 am

Have a good look at a Norco range, pretty good value for 2018