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New Bike Advice

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By Fatboy - Posted on 02 August 2018

NB: Originally posted elsewhere on the Global Riders Network and appears via syndication.

I’m starting to think about my next bike am a bit out of touch with what’s out there so am trying to shortcut my research by asking NoBMoBers for some tips.

I do cross country marathons and my only 2 criteria are it must be dual suspension and it must be able to fit 2 drink bottles. The latter being the hurdle. I also have a preference for 1x11 or 1x12 and sub 11kg.

So far I’m aware of only 3 bikes that fit the bill - Specialized Epic, Cannondale Scalpel & Canyon Lux.

Are there any others I should be looking at?


fairy1's picture

I was going to say KTM Scarp, they go well in to sub 10kg range but it seems there is no distributor in Australia now.

comm's picture

Rocky Mountain Element 90 XCO

Fatboy's picture

Thanks for the feedback.

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fairy1's picture

That Orbea looks awesome!

In regards to geo I like the Rocky Mountain the best and it is super adjustable.

Fatboy's picture

Cheers Brian

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