GF cake 3 dlx or ibex atlas
I was just wondering what everyone thought would be a better bike for all mountain riding without any serious drops. I can get a cake 3 dlx from a LBS for 1000$ or wait for the ibex atlas sport for 1000 next year.(they are sold out of this years). I am 6'1' 185lbs before gear. There is no hurry so if the ibex is better I will have no problem waiting. I just think that cake might be a great deal and would like to jump on it if it is. Let me know what everyone thinks would be the better bike for me.
If it makes any difference I am looking for a All mountain full suspension bike to replace my cannondale f5 hardtail
The Cake 3 DLX looks like a great deal (LX, Hayes HFX 9, Manitour Black Elite, Manitou Swinger 3-Way SPV, Carbon fiber seatstays).
The Atlas is an awesome deal too but it's sold out, plus you can test ride the Cake 3 DLX to see if you like it.
I'm just wondering which bike will ultimatly hold up better in the long term and be a bike I can be happy with and get good use out of for a long time. Another option would be a cannondale prophet. Again price is important but I'd rather spend more to get a better bike if its going to keep me from needing to upgrade for longer. Also while I love the downhills its also very important for me to be able to climb. Any advice is appreciated.
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