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    Best 2017 carbon hardtail for the money?

    I currently have a good carbon full suspension bike and I want a carbon hardtail as a backup. Jensen USA has a Breezer Carbon Cloud 9 with SLX and supposedly under 25 pounds. It's $1700 with free shipping and no tax. Here's the link:

    Breezer Cloud 9 Carbon SLX Jenson Bike > Bikes > Mountain Bikes | Jenson USA

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    Build one up.
    CS-057 is a copy of my old Scott Scale carbon 29er HT. Happy with mine thus far.

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    I'm looking for the same thing. This from OnOne has my interest, although I'd probably want it in 29er configuration, not 27.5+

    https://www.on-one.co.uk/c/q/bikes/m...rango-650-plus

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edslittleworld View Post
    I currently have a good carbon full suspension bike and I want a carbon hardtail as a backup. Jensen USA has a Breezer Carbon Cloud 9 with SLX and supposedly under 25 pounds. It's $1700 with free shipping and no tax. Here's the link:

    Breezer Cloud 9 Carbon SLX Jenson Bike > Bikes > Mountain Bikes | Jenson USA

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    And a 10% kickback if t you order thru the Active Junky link
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    canfield epo. They are selling older models for 1200. Slack and a short chainstay.

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    Killer value on that Jenson deal, not even considering it ships almost ready to ride.

    Overheard one of their buyers talking about how some of their discounted bikes are flying off of the shelves and how they had an unusually high # of bike builds in their queue. They joked they could probably keep things less insane if they charged a bit more, but that's not how the leadership wanted it.

    I have a Niner ROS9 as my "backup HT". Turns out that I ride way more miles on it than my "primary" FS bike (Yeti SB5c), even though I probably have 3x more money invested in the FS than I do in the HT.
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    LOL...this NOT the advice I need! Thanks for your advice, guys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by k2rider1964 View Post
    And a 10% kickback if t you order thru the Active Junky link
    Is that for real???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edslittleworld View Post
    Is that for real???
    Yes, I've received and cashed checks from them, as well as Paypal deposits. Usually it's 6% for JensonUSA, but I guess JensonUSA and ActiveJunky are being more generous for a while now.
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    Are weight and cost the only things you care about?

    The Breezer doesn't have reach and stack listed, so I've no idea how you're determining if it fits you. The head angle is either 71D or 72D, about as XC as you can get. Ordering from Jenson, everything except for the frame works out to $1300, so you're paying $250 for this Breezer frame. For $300-$600, you can have any geometry and color you want with Chinese carbon.

    There's also:

    https://www.diamondback.com/mountain...-carbon-pro-29

    $1900 (usually $1750) with a GX group through the corporate store.

    Cube Reaction GTC Pro 29 Hardtail Bike 2017 | Chain Reaction Cycles

    $1650 with an XT group, slightly worse fork.

    The Breezer is a good value *if it's exactly what you want*. If there's any chance you're going to sell it, you'll still lose money on it, so you might as well pick something you know you'll like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexdi View Post
    Are weight and cost the only things you care about?

    The Breezer doesn't have reach and stack listed, so I've no idea how you're determining if it fits you. The head angle is either 71D or 72D, about as XC as you can get. Ordering from Jenson, everything except for the frame works out to $1300, so you're paying $250 for this Breezer frame. For $300-$600, you can have any geometry and color you want with Chinese carbon.

    There's also:

    https://www.diamondback.com/mountain...-carbon-pro-29

    $1900 (usually $1750) with a GX group through the corporate store.

    Cube Reaction GTC Pro 29 Hardtail Bike 2017 | Chain Reaction Cycles

    $1650 with an XT group, slightly worse fork.

    The Breezer is a good value *if it's exactly what you want*. If there's any chance you're going to sell it, you'll still lose money on it, so you might as well pick something you know you'll like.
    Lots of good information, thanks! However, I put mote merit in a frame with a name behind it as well as a warranty thru Jensen. With the 10% rebate thru Active Junky, it's not much over $1500.

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    I accounted for the discount in the cost comparisons. If you buy it, report back what you think. Not many folks around here with Breezers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexdi View Post
    I accounted for the discount in the cost comparisons. If you buy it, report back what you think. Not many folks around here with Breezers.
    Will do! I actually had one of the TRUE Breezers back in 1988 after I received my Navy commission. Shiny aluminum and a steel fork. Kinda wish I still had it.

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