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    Help With Choosing B/t Bikes

    Alright guys! This is a tuffy! I am currently in the market for a new bike, and have narrowed my search down to three bikes: Scott Genius LT20, Trek Slash 8, and Giant Reign XO. I have not ridden any of these and would like you guys/gals's help with choosing. I am an aggressive rider and would like this bike to be near bomb-proof, reliable, and able to get me up those climbs easily so I can tear up the descents and drops with ease! Happy posting!

    Posted here are the links to the three bikes:

    Genius LT 20 - SCOTT Sports

    Trek Bicycle

    Reign X0 (2013) - Bikes | Giant Bicycles | United States

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    I cast my vote for the Giant. Best bang for your buck out of the three listed.
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    toss up between the slash and reign to me, im not too keen on the pull shock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by b-kul View Post
    toss up between the slash and reign to me, im not too keen on the pull shock.
    Yeah, I am not too sure as to what the deal is there haha. I have never really ridden or heard much of the shock pull mechanism. However, the Genius DOES have 180mm of travel compared the other two's 160mm...

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    Ok, so upon further reserach I have narrowed it down to the Trek and the Giant. Despite the Scott's generous 180mm of travel (which is lovely, especially for an aggressive rider such as I), the rear shock seems to be just too exotic for me and numerous people say that the Scott is just a little "nervous" on trail. Thanks for your help guys!

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    ideally now you would ride both. gun pointed to my head i would choose the slash, i dont know much about the wheels on the giant and the bontragers look nice.

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