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    Superfly verse elite

    Superfly verses elite . not a racer but ride a lot. Coming fom a x caliber. Is the additional cost warranted if the bike is kept long term? Is isnthe carbon frame the way to go or stick with al like the . like the x cal a lot but it must be replaced. Thanks ifor the input.....

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    I think only you can answer that question. You have to know what you feel is worth the cost, and how much you have to spend. I got the non-Elite Superfly. I just converted it to 2x10. I just didn't want to spend the Elite type money. I can tell you carbon frame is something special. The Paragon is a pretty good bang for the buck, though, with basically everything the Superfly has except the frame.

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    Thanks for your reply.

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    I'm looking at the same bikes. Do you know what each one weighs? The main difference is drivetrain, brakes, and fork compression (lach thereof on the superfly)

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    I don't know the weight on the bikes but someone will. I have decided on the elite because I want to keep it for several seasons will little to no changes and I like high tech equipment. Superfly is a very cool bike. I am sure it will be a interesting jump from a x caliber to the elite..........

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    I know several riders and racers that bought the Superfly and they all say the same thing: buy the Paragon unless you are serious about winning races.

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    Still puzzled

    Is that just cost related? or is the ride quality rougher? Or is the elite higher maintenance?
    I was thinking that the frame would be no maintenance with the best componets aqnd ride quality. Lighter weight Faster and quicker handling...... I am fairly new to 29ers and dirt bikes in general but have been spending a lot of time riding XC way out In the middle of no where........I will not race however the cost is not a factor and I generally ride alone ..... The x caliber was great bike but its gone so elite or paragon that is the question......thanks a bunch

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    Superfly

    Quote Originally Posted by Gar59
    Is that just cost related? or is the ride quality rougher? Or is the elite higher maintenance?
    I was thinking that the frame would be no maintenance with the best componets aqnd ride quality. Lighter weight Faster and quicker handling...... I am fairly new to 29ers and dirt bikes in general but have been spending a lot of time riding XC way out In the middle of no where........I will not race however the cost is not a factor and I generally ride alone ..... The x caliber was great bike but its gone so elite or paragon that is the question......thanks a bunch
    Get the superfly elite. If you already owned an x-cal then you should give carbon a try.

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    Two last questions prior to laying the money down.
    Is carbon all that delicate? One crash is over ?...new frame
    Will I feel the difference between carbon and AL ?

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