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    Bike Options

    Hey Guys,

    Bit of a conundrum here, just curious on some opinions.

    I'm currently riding a 650b 2014 Norco Sight Killer B2 frame on 2013 parts (long story, but just got a new 2014 frame on warranty). I've upgraded the fork to a Fox 34 CTD factory kashima, the post to a command post, carbon bar, and switched the tires to ghetto tubeless (see photo below).

    I am considering a couple upgrades, namely to a higher end/lighter wheelset, as well as upgrading the cranks, and making it either 1x10 or 1x11. Either way,the total upgrade costs will run me around $1800-2000 (wheels and an XX1 groupset).

    I also have the option of picking up a demo 2013 Yeti SB66 carbon, with XX1, upper end DT Swiss wheels, 2014 fox factory suspension, and a DOSS post for around $5000.

    I can sell my Sight for around $2500-2700 (I would be out around $1200 since I bought it), which would put me out a further $2300-2500 to get into the SB66 carbon.

    Just curious what people would think is the best way to go? Upgrade the Sight to better drivetrain and wheels (and have a pretty well-spec'd aluminium bike), or fork out the extra and get onto the SB66 carbon?

    I don't care about the 650b vs. 26" debate, because I have ridden both bikes (well, the SB66 was the alluminium version I rode), and had a blast on both of them, so wheel size is less relevant in this decision. Both are wickedly fun bikes, just curious if people think the extra 500-700 (or 1700-1900 when you factor in my new loss on the Sight) is worth it on the SB66 carbon.

    I'm super torn on this. Just curious on opinions. People who have ridden both? carbon versus aluminium?

    Thanks guys!
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    if you like the bike you have, just get the upgrades you want. if you dont, buy the bike you REALLY want

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