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    2013 Scott scale 940... Good xc/race bike?

    I'm looking to upgrade from my 2014 trek x cal 8... I love the geometry for the trek xcal but looking for a bike with better parts...

    I found a new 2013 Scott scale 940 on sale for only $1299..... Xt parts , fox shocks
    Just like this one...
    Scale 940

    Need some opinions and suggestions on this bike, specially coming from a entry level trek xcal.

    does it have that quick handling like my trek?
    Less than 28lbs?
    good geometry for racing??

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    The Scale is awesome.
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    Just bought a '15 940 for my son for racing. Wanted to get the 935 for the carbon frame, but apparently it's not available in Canada.
    Pretty happy with the 940. Swapped bar and stem for lighter parts already, and tires for stickier ones. That is a good deal I would say. Only think I was thinking, was selling an aluminum XC bike in the near future may be difficult??

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    I don't see why, ALU HTs are very common.

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    Yes they are, but carbon is gaining ground every day. My son is definitely happy with the alu bike though, don't get me wrong. I rode metal bikes for years, just seems at races they are becoming a minority. Even if carbon is overrated, or hype or whatever. It might be like trying to sell a 26" bike in a couple years. That said, if the deal is on the 940, I don't think you can go wrong with that at that price.
    I tend to babble. Sorry.

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    Aluminum Sellsway better here, people have a hard time buying bikes that are over 2000 around this area

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    Actually, I'd be skeptical about buying used carbon I suppose. Even though I've no problems with it.

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    Yeah, ALU HTs are a pretty solid and safe bet for 2nd hand purchase, I wouldn't worry about it.

    And yes, i'd feel a lot more comfy buying 2nd hand alu than carbon unless I knew that bike's owner/history etc.
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    There was a guy on our local BST fb group that was trying to rid of a carbon Jamis that was damaged and repaired... at a pretty 4 digit price. I could only think "good luck trying to get rid of that thing buddy...". That's pretty much a frame u keep forever now lol.
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    You that's a lifer for sure! Haha. I trust my carbon bike, but I have warranty on it if I do have a problem.
    Sorry for jacking your thread Jaxxx. Curious what you decide on though.

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