I am missing anything here or is this still way overpriced for a new 2006 Slayer 30 that has been sitting in the showroom for almost 6 years ? Original price was $2 878.99 plus tax, so $3 250.979 grand total. Now it's at $2 000 plus tax... And very dusty lol.
It's an 18" frame, weights in at 34.58 pounds, which is kinda heavy, but it's probably due to the heavy linkage and the good ol' Marzocchi Drop Off III fork.
I'm currently looking to either get a full new bike or swap my frame and was wondering if I would de better with a 2011 Slayer with the new linkage (rocker link) or even a Altitude frame instead of a 2010 Slayer frame or this old 2006.
I guess for a 2006, they should have dropped the price way down, like at least around $1 500, no ?
I could get a 2010 Slayer SXC 70 frame with Fox DHX 5 air for $750 shipped or maybe a used 2008 SXC 70 for $350. Both have the LC2R linkage and carbon seat stay. So I could then have a nice Slayer for less then $1 500 if I swap frames and parts (cost of new frame plus cost of present bike).
But do the new linkage really get a difference in ride and most important, in weight ?
My present freeride use a single pivot swing arm and I can say I have more then enough pedal bob when pedaling this beast. I also have (my brother have) a 2000 GT XCR with the i-Drive and it feels kinda plush, but good tracking over small bumps and roots when climbing, feel a bit too plush on flats however. Then I also have a basic 4-bar linkage (rocker link) bike and it feels really stiff on flats (which is nice), but also a bit too stiff on climbs while going over roots and small bumps, but is quite ok for going down. Btw, the swing arm also get me a good tracking when climbing.
So I kind of really hesitate between either a LC2R (swing arm) linkage, a 4-bar linkage (rocker link) and a new i-Drive form GT, their now Independent Suspension.
I'll say most of my saddle time is commute, so I get about only 30% of off-road and it's mostly trails and involves street riding to the trails and quite a bit of climbing, but very nice descents too. I really like to blast off any descent I go, so that's why I like a big bike, but I also want to enjoy climbing a bit more too and also good rolling on flats.
I feel like the LC2R will haul my ass like a god on descent, but will get me less pleasures on climbs then a i-Drive and on flats then a 4-bars.
Then I feel like the i-Drive will make rear wheel tracking a dream on climbs, but will suck power on flats and will be a bit slow on descents.
And finally, I really don't know if the 4-bars linkage will give me a super ride going up and down, but will make it a dreams on flats and pavements.
Then it comes to weight, availability and cost.
Anyone had good/bad experiences to share about the 3 types of suspension design for having testing them enough ? Will be appreciate. I'm not anal on 1 pound more, but 2-3 pounds more on the frame is quite a bit. Considering it will be almost a life-time buy, I don't want to screw it up.
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