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    Torn between 3 27.5 Scales?

    Hi people
    Please could you give me some help as im torn between three bikes but i can only afford one.
    One of them is running 2x XTR M9000 and the other is running 1x SRAM Eagle x01 and the third XT M8000

    I never had a 2x before but i see the first bike as good value for all the spec or be it new XTR will be launched soon.

    First one
    Scott scale 700 XTR 2017

    https://www.westbrookcycles.co.uk/scott ... 17-p314417

    Second one
    Scott scale RC World Cup 2017

    https://www.westbrookcycles.co.uk/scott ... CkQAvD_BwE

    Ive always run 1x in the past and got along fine with it but not to keen on the Forks on this bike?

    There is a third and cheaper option????

    Scott Scale RC PRO 2017

    https://www.westbrookcycles.co.uk/scott ... GkQAvD_BwE

    Lower spec than the other two but i would save a good s

    What are your thoughts if it was you having to choose from one of these?

    Thanks people

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    id get the World Cup/yellow one

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    Cheers for you input. Any particular reason?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rebnah View Post
    Cheers for you input. Any particular reason?
    The world cup is what you get if an unsupported rider purchased a frame and hand picked every part for his absolute fastest bike possible dream build.

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    would the fox factory stepcast forks not be a better option?

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    Man, that World Cup is a sweet bike. Party_wagon is spot on with the description for that one. Stick with the 1x. On the budget end, I like the RC 700 Pro. 1x, well spec'ed and will save you some cash. The M8000 is what I run on both of my rigs and it works great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingfisher2011 View Post
    Man, that World Cup is a sweet bike. Party_wagon is spot on with the description for that one. Stick with the 1x. On the budget end, I like the RC 700 Pro. 1x, well spec'ed and will save you some cash. The M8000 is what I run on both of my rigs and it works great.
    Hey Kingfisher201
    Cheers for the reply.
    I did think of the Pro but with the cash saved i would change to a XTR shifter at least?

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    If you wanted to go nuts with the spec yes but I don't think the XT will leave you wanting.
    It even tolerates the 11-50 Sunrace cassette on my fat bike. Save the extra cash for hyrdration, tubeless setup, pedals, pump, tools, and other necessary kit. Sorry, I know as a fellow MTB'er I should be encouraging you to go all out... N+1 all the way. Unfortunately I also understand what it's like to operate within a budget.

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    better stuff and i like RS forks better than Fox. tho all the gears is good stuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingfisher2011 View Post
    If you wanted to go nuts with the spec yes but I don't think the XT will leave you wanting.
    It even tolerates the 11-50 Sunrace cassette on my fat bike. Save the extra cash for hyrdration, tubeless setup, pedals, pump, tools, and other necessary kit. Sorry, I know as a fellow MTB'er I should be encouraging you to go all out... N+1 all the way. Unfortunately I also understand what it's like to operate within a budget.
    My budget is 2700 i already have everything else. Im just after a really nice Scott Scale XC bike as good as i can get for my budget.

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    I could spend just a little more and get this beast?

    https://www.westbrookcycles.co.uk/sc...e-2017-p314414

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    That 2017 is a sick bike. Fox Factory, Eagle (not a SRAM fan, but still... it's Eagle), top notch. Looks like they only have a medium?

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    From what I understand the sid fork on that bike is the stiffer of the two forks. They have a new damper that is supposed to perform better and I believe at can be upgraded to that. Imo fork selection comes down to rider weight.

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    The RL damper in the SID has almost no small bump compliance and it's overwhelmed/doesn't function at higher speeds in bumpy downhill sections. So you'll need a RCT3 damper or the Charger2 damper to make it ridable. This bike also has 15x100 front hub spacing although it has Boost 148 rear hub and spacing. No Boost 15x110. So you should check with RS about fitting a Charger damper.
    Sometimes leftover stuff is not bought for a reason.
    A 27.5 hardtail loses you rollover performance when you compare it to the same bike with 29 wheels. Add in tuning options from different tire and rim widths and you're eliminating many current and future options.

    This Spark 27.5+ is also on sale. S only.
    https://www.westbrookcycles.co.uk/sc...e-2017-p314468

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    Personally the biggest draw to the XT build would be if you were heavier and wanted a stiffer XC fork like a manitou and a custom wheelset. I prefer to run meatier tires and the weight savings of 27.5 makes a huge difference verse 29.

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    Seen this in the flesh now and its a beauty!
    A lot of hardtail for 2499

    Scott scale 700 XTR 2017

    https://www.westbrookcycles.co.uk/scott ... 17-p314417
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    The graphics are actually white not silver as they look in the above image.
    Good view of it here on youtube but as the 900

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87b9l69xyRU

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