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Coed-y-Brenin - Which bike to take?

marko1480marko1480 Posts: 5
edited June 2009 in MTB general

Dilemma - off to coed-y-brenin in July and not sure which bike to take. Choice of Scott Genius 10 or Scott Ransom 20.

Been riding hard for the last 18 Months - mainly XC hence the Genius but for the last 4 months working on more singletrack and 'silly stuff' hence the Ransom.

Would welcome any thoughts from those that have been there.



  • Killer BeeKiller Bee Posts: 61
    Hi, I ride CYB a lot as I live about 10 miles down the road. Most of the newer sections are quite fast and flowing and so I'd have thought a Ransom would be overkill, though I've never ridden anything "bigger" than a Giant NRS there. The start is the roughest section really, after that it's long climbs and fast descents for most of the way. I usually ride a hardtail as it helps with the climbs but some sections are a bit much on it for sure. If it were me I'd pick the Genius. Hope this helps.
  • welshkevwelshkev Posts: 9,690
    i rode CYB about 10 years ago on a fully rigid GT!!!!

    i wouldn't attempt it now though, i'd definately take my full suss felt.

  • Andy BAndy B Posts: 8,115
    Genius, the Ransom is overkill for CyB
  • gaz047gaz047 Posts: 601
    +1 for genius
    if it ain't ain't trainin
    Stick your 'rules' up your a%se
  • Chaz.HardingChaz.Harding Posts: 3,144
    Go for the Genius. If you like biking, chances are you'll love Coed-Y-Brenin!

    It's a brilliant trail centre.
    Boo-yah mofo
    Sick to the power of rad
    Fix it 'till it's broke
  • realnumber 1realnumber 1 Posts: 675
    Genius, the Ransom is complete overkill and will take a lot of the fun away imo.
  • marko1480marko1480 Posts: 5
    Thanks to all - Genius it is!
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