Moment or Rouge?
I need help, I posted in the clydesdale forum but Im not getting any answers. I am still pretty new to mountain biking. This will be my second FS. My first was a Yeti 575, it is a great bike but I have gotten into light freeriding, and am 260 lbs and 6"2'. I am always afraid of breaking my yeti. Is it possible to build a Rouge to be a good pedaling trail bike that I dont have to be afraid of breaking as well? Every shop I talk to say to go with the Moment. But I am still not sure. Any advise would be helpful.
Time is not a road.
Get the Rogue...the 575 and the Moment will be too similar. The Rogue will be more "freerideable" if you will. The design pedals well, so no problems with that. Depending on how you build it, it could be a do it all bike for you, if you don't mind lugging a 36-38lb bike uphill.
My advice is just based on a number of reviews of Moment and Rogue, not any real experience, but I think you should get the Rogue. The Moment frame is more All mountain than Freeride. You will probably still be afraid of breaking the bike with a Moment frame, so why not get a Rogue and be confident that it will handle you riding. You can probably build it lighter than 36lbs too.
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