Current bike is a Santa Cruz heckler thats about 14-15 years old. It's time for something new. I have read through tons of posts on here and elsewhere but there are no bikes close to me available for test rides for the ones i have short listed. Therefore I am looking for opinions and advice on here from others.
the riding it will be used for is some east coast chairlift runs, mountain trail and a little pavement uphill work.
I can spend whatever I need to but no need to overspend for a 45 yr old low intermediate rider if you know what I mean. The bikes I'm considering so far are :
rocky mtn altitude
norco sight or range
was considering trek remedy but have about ruled it out.
Any others that I should look for?
i had decided on an Al nomad but no longer available and I'm not certain i need a $6.5k bike
ive never had a carbon frame but not sure its necessary for me. The norco carbon can be had for the price of other Al bikes which is appealing. Ill set a budget of $4500 but preference will be given to lower priced bikes although I don't mind spending extra if the performance warrants it. I value a good ride and reliability over absolute weight savings
I picked my SC by riding them but nobody has any of these bikes local to ride so I have to choose one.
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