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    Help choosing a new bike

    I have a trail type hard tail, A race cross country bike, and now Iím looking to get a trail/ AM. full squish bike. Lbs is a Santa Cruz dealer, among other brands cannondale, Scott, giant, trek, and Kona. But I am wanting to focus on the Santa Cruz and Kona.
    The trails around here are very rocky, big climb big descent type stuff. Iíve been looking at the 5010, tallboy, and the Bronson. Of course there are people riding xc bikes in spandex but thatís not what Iím about. Iíd rather have a capable bike and Iím not trying to KOM anything just trying to have fun.

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    Rather than having people try to convince you what to get, why don't you make a list of things that you want to have in a bike first, and narrow it down a bit?

    My list;
    29er
    Xxl size availability
    Beefy construction
    Boost hubs
    Aluminum frame

    Among some other things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by @Ride@ View Post
    Rather than having people try to convince you what to get, why don't you make a list of things that you want to have in a bike first, and narrow it down a bit?

    My list;
    29er
    Xxl size availability
    Beefy construction
    Boost hubs
    Aluminum frame

    Among some other things.
    Iím fairlt open to wheel size, willing to try new stuff but currently ride 29. Iíve rode boost and non boost spacing and really canít tell much difference. But it seems all bikes are boost these days. I would love carbon if I can afford it. But not always the case. Looking for 130-150 travel

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    Well it's not really about "telling" a difference with boost. It's about the standard and theoretical mechanical superiority of the concept. From what I've seen, it's not used in practice the way it was conceived, i.e. I don't see hub makers actually widening the hubs like boost makes possible. I just see a bunch of smaller hubs with caps on them to make the axle wider.

    You didn't even list a price range. Santa cruz bikes are high dollar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by @Ride@ View Post
    Well it's not really about "telling" a difference with boost. It's about the standard and theoretical mechanical superiority of the concept. From what I've seen, it's not used in practice the way it was conceived, i.e. I don't see hub makers actually widening the hubs like boost makes possible. I just see a bunch of smaller hubs with caps on them to make the axle wider.

    You didn't even list a price range. Santa cruz bikes are high dollar.
    Sub 4k
    Open to other suggestions!

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    Ibis Ripley LS https://www.ibiscycles.com/bikes/ripley_ls/ $4k list. 2.6" tires and wide 34mm inner rims.
    Evil Following MB you configure the build. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0bYnoEXQ8I https://www.bikemag.com/gear/mountai...-following-mb/
    Yeti SB5+ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSczKG_D3CQ
    or the 5.5 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJ6rHc6WEzQ lower carbon frame build on either.

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    Santa Cruz Bronson Aluminum S build

    https://www.santacruzbicycles.com/en-US/bronson
    T275a

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    Im having the same problem. Im thinking a full suspension xc from Giant, Scott, or Cannondale or a trail bike with light travel on the suspension. I thought I was loyal to Trek until I started researching other options. The thing is, I like to play on my bike. I need a 27.5" that I can fling around. I'm really digging the Norco brand. Their hardtails are sick. Check them out. Looks promising.

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