new 29er purchase options carnt decide

hi people

I am currently looking at 2 bikes and cannot decide which to go for these are the 2 links for the bikes please help me decide which to purchase

https://planetx.co.uk/i/q/CBOOSCSX/on-one-scandal-sram-sx-mountain-bike
or

https://scott-sports.com/gb/en/product/scott-scale-970-black-yellow-bike?article=274600009

I cannot decide love the new scandal in black but is the quality of the scott outway the looks of the scandal

cheers
steve

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  • whyamiherewhyamihere Posts: 7,138
    What do you want to do with it? The Scale is an XC race bike. They're great and very fast on the right terrain, but are easily overwhelmed if you're planning to do techier downhills, jumps/drops etc. It's quite similar to the old Scandal that was available a few years ago, which was very much an XC bike. The new Scandal is more of a trail bike - It will be more capable on the rougher stuff, but a bit slower uphill or on smoother trails.
  • looking at the local old railway lines so will be very muddy and slippy and using it for long rides 40mile plus using bridleways ect ad a bit of road stuff aswell basically I want a good all rounder
  • whyamiherewhyamihere Posts: 7,138
    For that use, I'd probably go for the Scale.
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,561
    steverav1 said:

    looking at the local old railway lines so will be very muddy and slippy and using it for long rides 40mile plus using bridleways ect ad a bit of road stuff aswell basically I want a good all rounder

    You describe XC bike usage and say you want a good all rounder?

    The Scale would be the better bike for that usage but may not be the best bike for you if you want a more relaxed riding position.
  • steverav1 said:

    looking at the local old railway lines so will be very muddy and slippy and using it for long rides 40mile plus using bridleways ect ad a bit of road stuff aswell basically I want a good all rounder

    You describe XC bike usage and say you want a good all rounder?

    The Scale would be the better bike for that usage but may not be the best bike for you if you want a more relaxed riding position.

    any other bike recommendations I should be looking at ??
  • larkimlarkim Posts: 2,232
    Voodoo Bizango? Cheaper, allowance for stealth dropper etc.
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