hardtail or full suspension Apr 1, 2008 16:42:42 GMT 8
Post by spartan23 on Apr 1, 2008 16:42:42 GMT 8
gdls11 said:Sir Spartan, what FS would you recommend? I think I've outgrown my Giant Aluxx XTC HT already. I may have to dispose of it in favor of a FS as I find myself getting more involved with a group who does singletrack and offroad with long XC rides often and I cant seem to keep up with their agility. Considering I think Im already above average strong. I find them relaxed after a long ride. I know I cant afford the Alma or Mojo bikes of my friends but I would at least like to give them a run with an equivalent full susser. I would only need a FS frame as I intend to transfer my light HT (SRAM X-9 comps, Avid brakes, GXP Truvativ Crank) components to my prospected FS. Any suggestions?
Personally, I like Cannondales. A Jekyll is an awesome x-country FS racer. Its light, fast, climbs well and handles beautifully on switchbacks. It has a unique "attitude" adjuster that allows best of both worlds. It allowed me to keep up with heavier frame bikes on decents yet climbs as fast with HT's.
Its designed for fast x-country racing so if you love to bomb steep techincal drops--this bike isnt for you. The best thing about this bike is you can find a used one for a very affordable price .
Heck if I can find my next bike, I can sell you my FS ~24lbs ;D- your components will be an awesome finishing touch .
This is the bike I want to upgrade with.
but if I can find a new 2007 (much preferred).