Re: Recomend Me An Enduro Bike

Postby dwgknz on Tue 14/Apr/15 3:30pm

probably not, I said 'up to' for a reason
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Re: Recomend Me An Enduro Bike

Postby Percy Pig on Tue 14/Apr/15 3:32pm

Wobbler wrote:
dwgknz wrote:
Wobbler wrote:new brakes 180 clams

new wheelset 650+


Only going to be the difference between trademe and new though, maybe up to $100 for a set of never used brakes and $400 for an unused wheelset.


Someone is going to pay 400 for a deore hub'd wheelset?

Find me that person, I can has teh dealz for them!! :thumbsup:
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Re: Recomend Me An Enduro Bike

Postby el_booto on Tue 14/Apr/15 6:01pm

RHR_Rob wrote:Possible downside on the Capra is the BOS suspention.
only one 'official' service centre listed in OZ and at service every 60hr @500AUD for F+R + freight 2 and from oz + 2-3 weeks waiting would be a pain

Is there anyone in NZ that has serviced these?



I haven't, but there is a distro for them in nz so you're not beyond help if something goes wrong
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Re: Recomend Me An Enduro Bike

Postby wachtourak on Wed 15/Apr/15 5:58pm

As far as #hashtagswagenduro bike that pretty much ticks all the boxes of teh crabonz/light/correct geo then a Yeti SB6-C is probably it. Just not sure about that Switch Infinity thing. That or a Canyon Strife CF but blurgh that travel adjuster thing and extra cable fuck that noise. Cool idea though.

Kona Process 153 for similar geo and a hell of a lot cheaper but a bit on the porky side. Turner Burner maybe but if I was buying that sort of bike now I would want a bit more travel and slightly slacker HA.

If I was looking to replace my 5 Spot now it would be one of those three but none of them quite tick all the boxes for me.

I just want a Turner with a 65.6-66 degree head angle, 23.5" TT in a medium size (ie not have to buy a bike with an absurd long seat-tube/standover to get a decent TT length) 150-160mm and teh crabonz. Hurry up already.
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Re: Recomend Me An Enduro Bike

Postby dwgknz on Wed 15/Apr/15 6:17pm

I like the look of that Trek 9.8 carbon on Facebork nz mtb sales today but could never spend $5k on a warranty less bike.
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Re: Recomend Me An Enduro Bike

Postby AgrAde on Wed 15/Apr/15 7:04pm

As you can tell by my offensive avatar, I have a nomad. I deeply enjoy it. Pedals like a wizard considering the travel, isn't quite as active as some other bikes and I notice it on rooty climbs. Very progressive in the latter part of the travel. Some people decrease pressure to routinely get full travel. No, you're doing it wrong. That's the "huckz to flat" part of the travel and it's designed to save your ass when you do something retarded, and the bike rides better when it's set up a little firmer. Buy the vivid air, the bike was designed around a coil/the vivid and the monarch is a copout and doesn't perform well. It's stiff as hell in the corners, and reasonably stiff under pedalling unlike some other SC bikes (I gave it to my fit 110kg friend to smash up a hill and he said it felt good). Confidence inspiring. It picks up and holds speed in a way that I haven't really experienced before. It's very slack and if you like to pootle up climbs then you'll find it's a floppy mess like every other modern enduro bike.

If you've got the money for, and want something as aggressive as the SB6c then it's probably a better idea to buy a nomad because unlike yeti, SC know how to make a rear triangle that doesn't explode. (see: sb6c, sb66, sb66c, sb95c, 575, asr and others).

Canyon look cool except for the travel adjust thing. It's going to need maintenance, and it's going to break, and it's going to suck when it does.

Transition Patrol looks frikken amazing if you like the geometry of the nomad but don't like the nomad pricing/vpp/balls-out leverage curve or perhaps you just love aluminium or horst link. I haven't ridden one but I know a couple of very fast dudes that are in love with theirs.

YT capra looks good on the surface but read the owners thread on pinkbike before you jump in. broken hubs/broken frames/broken suspension.

The 650b enduro is fantastic if you love getting sideways always, and you're always descending really steep shit. That's what short chainstays are good for. Shit components all round though. The dropper will surprise you with a sudden smash in the nethers when you're halfway down a steep rock garden.

Trek slash sucks a huge amount of balls if you want to pedal it, unless you enjoy either shock lockout or bobbing up and down like a porn star. The remedy is significantly better but it isn't near as aggressive.

Intense doesn't have anything worth buying, they're all too short and tall.

Giant are lame-os, but the reign might be alright. I had a brief hoon around on one but not enough to notice anything apart from that the shock was set up shit and the thing was so low stack that it felt like I was using drop bars.
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Re: Recomend Me An Enduro Bike

Postby sjb on Wed 15/Apr/15 7:23pm

Assuming that every new bike next season is going to have boost forks and a lot will have boost frames. Do you buy now in the end of season sales and get a sweet deal (bike model way above your normal budget ) but old hat or wait and get new fangled but lower model than you would have got in sales?
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Re: Recomend Me An Enduro Bike

Postby AgrAde on Wed 15/Apr/15 7:30pm

If not having boost affects your decision on buying a bike then you're doing it wrong. Of course make use of end-of-season bargains if it's the bike you want.
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Re: Recomend Me An Enduro Bike

Postby NickCW on Wed 15/Apr/15 8:01pm

Evil Uprising

Then put this sticker on the downtube
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Re: Recomend Me An Enduro Bike

Postby philstar on Wed 15/Apr/15 9:09pm

NickCW wrote:Evil Uprising

Then put this sticker on the downtube


want :)
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Re: Recomend Me An Enduro Bike

Postby Alton on Sat 18/Apr/15 8:09am

I brought a Trance SX and am very happy with it. Although the debonair shock is awesome you have to run high pressure. I run the max. recommended 350psi and get 30% sag and am 96Kg.
I'd also ride a Kona Process 153 if you can find one, better the delux version.
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Re: Recomend Me An Enduro Bike

Postby RHR_Rob on Sat 18/Apr/15 8:17am

A Capra has been ordered ☺
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Re: Recomend Me An Enduro Bike

Postby wachtourak on Sat 18/Apr/15 8:41am

lol enjoy your short top tube
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Re: Recomend Me An Enduro Bike

Postby Velocipedestrian on Sat 18/Apr/15 8:53am

Maybe he went with the absurdly high standover option - I hear it comes with a sensible length top tube.
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Re: Recomend Me An Enduro Bike

Postby wachtourak on Sat 18/Apr/15 9:36am

Nah I'm just being a diqq, the medium has pretty reasonable reach for its TT length, short head tube/lower front end/longer effective reach
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