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    27.5 FS XC Bike - what still exists?

    For 2018, who is still making a 27.5 full-suspension XC bike (all sizes, not just small or X-small) that is suitable for racing? Standard 27.5, not interested in 27.5+.

    Pivot Mach 4
    Giant Anthem Advanced (although 130 front travel suggests this bike is leaning to trail category)
    Scott Spark - dropped 27.5?
    Norco Revolver FS - dropped 27.5?
    Orbea Oiz - dropped 27.5?
    Are there any others?

    Really hoping we see more options going forward, a bit concerned. Thanks.

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    Turner Flux

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    The intense spider is light and fast enough for xc. Pedals faster than the spark imo. Geo is more than xc but the stays are so short it turns really well.

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    And they have a good sale on frames right now!
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    Giant Anthem Advanced 0 and 1.0. I had my small 2015 completely stripped a few months ago so I took it over and had the frame and damper weighed on the scale-o-truth. 4.85 pounds.

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    Riding Washington State singletrack since 1986

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    I find my Santa Cruz 5010 to offer plenty of pedaley, sharp handling capability for cross country. It's a great, versatile bike.

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    Second the Spider. You can adjust rear travel to 115mm.

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