So I got a MTB not knowing the difference between a XC or AM. I knew that I wanted to hit the trails but nothing crazy like doing drops. I ended getting a Merida MATTS HFS 3000-D bike which I guess is designed to be and XC bike. Does this mean that it's not good to use as an AM bike?
Here's the setup please let me know what I would need to do to make it a better AM bike. I've taken it out multiple times and have yet had any issues which leads me to believe that it will be fine as an AM bike. But I wanted some other opinions.
FORK: Fox F80RL Lockout
DERAILLEURS F/R: Shimano Deore XT, 34.9 mm / XT
FRONT DERAILLEUR: Shimano Deore XT, 34.9 mm conv.
REAR DERAILLEUR: Shimano Deore XT Shadow
SHIFTER F/R: Shimano Deore XT Rapidfire
BRAKE LEVERS attached
BRAKES F/R: Magura Louise Bat, 180/160 mm
CHAINWHEEL: Shimano Deore XT, 44/32/22T
HUBS F/R: Shimano Deore XT Disc
SPOKES: PSR14 black
RIMS: DT Swiss X430 Disc, black
FREEWHEEL: Shimano CS-M770, 11-34T
TIRE F/R: Maxxis Crossmark 2.1, Kevlar
STEM: FSA OS-XT, 6°
SADDLE: Fizik Aliante Delta
SEATPOST: FSA SL-280 SB25, Ø31.6
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