Hey guys. I wanted to get your opinion on these 2 bikes. I currently ride a 2011 DEMO 8. Owned it for close to 3 years and was never able to get it too feel awesome. The bike just feels dead. It's slack and low, but the suspension platform has no feel. It feels very point and shoot. I can't get any feedback from the rear. The Boxxer also isn't very plush compared to many other bikes I've ridden. It has a Boxxer WC and FOX RC4. At this point I think I'm going to sell it to a friend and pick up another rig. I do love the way this bike looks though. Best looking DH bike out now.
I've heard great thing about the Session 9.9. With it being more lively, less racy and overall a more neutral and fun bike to ride. I've heard similar things about the Session 88. Probably because of the higher BB and not as slack geometry. Getting a demo ride on any of these bikes is not easy.
Anyone on here ride both? Any recommendation or feedback? I've narrowed my options down to an overstock 2012 Trek Session 9.9 for a pretty sweet deal and selling the DEMO as a complete, or picking up a Carbon DEMO with CCDB + FOX 40 and building it up. The Carbon DEMO's has no clearance issue with 40's. I do kind of wait to target a lighter DH bike.
I've heard the newer DEMO's with the CCDB has a slightly custom tune from Specialized and is suppose to make the bike feel more progressive and fun overall. Are the new DEMO's with CCDB much better?
Appreciate any feedback from more experienced people on this forum. I live in the Pacific Northwest.
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