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Can you ride these bikes on more hairy terrain?

anytear691anytear691 Posts: 84
edited July 2008 in MTB buying advice
Just sold my Scott Reflex (custom) and was really happy with the riding position and feel It just didnt have enough travel and I felt I was hammering it a bit so...

I was looking to buy the Scott MC - 30 or a Specialized Stumpjumper Comp (07 if I can find one the 08 is fugly)

But I notice people keep going on about how good they are for Xc, but I Ride heavy stuff than XC, ie few jumps/drop offs, all mountain stuff really, so I ask,

1.can these bike take all mountain riding?
2. which one is a superior bike?
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  • xtreemxtreem Posts: 2,965
    I think you need a Scott Ransom not Genius.
    Then you don't have to worry if the bike would fail. :D
    And the bike is still good for XC.
  • dave_hilldave_hill Posts: 3,877
    And as for the Specialized I'd be looking at a Pitch or and Enduro.

    Or, how about Giant Trance X or Reign; or an Orange 5?
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  • BlackSpurBlackSpur Posts: 4,228
    The 09 Scott Genius is apparently going to be a really nice bike. It has 150mm travel at both ends but is meant to be very light.
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  • xtreemxtreem Posts: 2,965
    I think that bike will be very expensive, £2000+ , not many people can afford that.
    And about the weight, hmmmm............I'm not so sure about the strenght of the whole bike.
    Althoug, it would be a nice bike, as you said.
  • passoutpassout Posts: 4,425
    They 'probably' won't break, but won't ride the terrain as fast (downhill).
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