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    New question here. Help med select right enduro bike

    After several years of road biking im planning to take up mountainbiking.
    I started to look after an 650B enduro and were planning to get a Lapierre Spicy 527 or Trek 7, but when talking to the dealer i got the information that these were sold out and trek were not available until end of may..
    therefore I talked to another dealer and he had a 2013 enduro expert carbon demo bike on sale for 2951\4922$.
    I have tested a stumpy 29"/ cannondale trigger 29 and i think it is to big for the forrest, tried narrow turns on the parkinglot and I do not think that would work for me.
    This weekend I will go and get my Spesh, but after reading alot of 650b discussions about that the 26" is dead and so on im beginning to hesitate... I have already paied 10% of the bike so I can probably not get out of the deal without loosing theese money.
    please give me some advice..

    (Im sorry for my bad english..)
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    That is still a great bike. the downsides I see to 26" is

    resale value
    future tire, fork, and rim choices
    the stability of a little bigger wheel

    other than those there should be no reason you cant rip out there on that bike!!

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    Amazing bike, you are going to love it. Don't get dragged into the wheel size argument as the new Enduro es very, very capable. Climbs well and descends even better.

    I am on a 2013 S-Works and this is hands down the best bike I have ever ridden and have tried some 27.5 as well.

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    Thanks, it feels much better now It has been the bike of my dreams for a while and I never thought that I could get one for that kind of money.

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    I have a 013 Enduro as well. Awesome bike.

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    Just bought an Yeti SB-66. No regrets at all.
    Proud Tribe member since 1992 - looking for better singletrack to be ridden year round

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    Help me choose something else

    Rode the Enduro today but due to some defects did i not buy that bike.
    Now i need to buy something else, the thing is that I cant afford a new Specialized enduro expert carbon. So what shall I buy, I have an budget on approximately 4900$.
    I can get a new 2013 jekyll 2 carbon, trigger 2 carbon 26" 2013 or a new 2014 spesh stumpjumper fsr carbon comp 29" or a stumpjumper fsr elite 2013 29" for that money.
    What bike should I buy for a mix of xc, trail and enduro. It need to be able to bike on the flat and also climb well?
    I feel a little uncertain about buying a 26" bike when all brands now longer doesnt produce any 26ers.

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    Giant Trance

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    No clue what size that you need to have buy Backcountry.com is blowing out the Yeti SB-66 carbon for $4000 USD. You would still have money in hand with your budget. This is the race version with a full XT kit on it.
    Yeti Cycles SB-66 Carbon Race Complete Mountain Bike | Backcountry.com
    Proud Tribe member since 1992 - looking for better singletrack to be ridden year round

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    Quote Originally Posted by yetirich View Post
    No clue what size that you need to have buy Backcountry.com is blowing out the Yeti SB-66 carbon for $4000 USD. You would still have money in hand with your budget. This is the race version with a full XT kit on it.
    Yeti Cycles SB-66 Carbon Race Complete Mountain Bike | Backcountry.com
    Thanks for the hint about the yeti, unfortenately dooes i live in sweden europe and due to tax and transport the price will be much higer. If the company ships for europe. If i multiply the price with 1.3x i will get the price including tax and toll

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    It ended up with me ordering a Jekyll carbon 2 2013. I got a nice deal for a new bike and since a spesh enduro 2014 was 4500$ more expensive I could not afford buying a spesh enduro.

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    Specialized Enduro Expert Carbon 26", a bad choise?

    Good choice I have ridden one of those and really liked it. Plus it seems to be tearing up the enduro scene when being piloted by a very skilled rider.

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    It is finally here

    Cannondale Jekyll carbon 2

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    Congrats, that is a sweet looking bike.

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