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TRAIL / XC BIKE????

Young_God_MTBYoung_God_MTB Posts: 18
edited October 2017 in MTB buying advice
hey
i was just wondering is anyone happened to know a bike that
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can be raced competitvely (xc)
also can be pushed on the downhill-i like to have fun on jumps and drops
i was thinking like the cannondale trigger, but around 3k

thnx

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  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,792
    No, and yes.
    A competitive XC bike will be light, short travel and not ideally suited to rough and tumble down hill work, they can do they downhill and moderate jumps/drops but it will always be a compromise.

    The Trigger is too heavy to be a competitive XC bike (its even a bit heavy for a trail bike), I'd be looking at something like the Scott Spark (the 910 can be found just over and the 920 just under that budget) Cannondale Scalpel (the cheapest '4' model is within budget) if you want to race XC and still have a bike that can do some hooning.

    Or perhaps get two bikes, a racey hardail for the racing and a preloved longer travel bike for the jumps and drops?
    Current steed - Whyte T129, 2013 frame, mongrel Revelations, Giant dropper, Stans S1 wheelset. 12, Magura Trail Sport brakes, 1x11. 12.8Kg
  • JGTRJGTR Posts: 1,404
    Definitely Scott, good mix of XC and trail ability.
  • trek_dantrek_dan Posts: 1,366
    You could just about fit a Specialized Epic Carbon in for £3k. I take mine to trail centres and use it for XC racing.
    https://www.sigmasport.co.uk/item/Speci ... lsrc=aw.ds
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