My previous bike was a 2009 Trek Fuel EX 8 and I'm currently riding a SB-66a with a mix of XT and XTR components and Fox 32 150mm fork. I have been on it it for about 6 months and it does everything I want it to but for the type of riding I have access to it's more bike than I need. I really enjoy hitting the jumps on my local trails but the jumps where I live are no more than 1'-2' drops or gap jumps with 2'-3' of air at most. I have the chip kit and rear thru axle installed, and love how stiff the frame and suspension feel. The switch suspension is great and I have no complaints with the bike other than it has more travel than I need and I could save some weight by switching to an ASR5c. I have never ridden an ASR5c but from all the reviews I've read it's a great trail bike. My question to anyone who has spent time on both an SB-66 (alloy or carbon) and an ASR5c, is how does the ASR5c pedal compared to the SB-66? I know the SB-66 will descend better, but does the switch suspension on the SB-66 make it climb so well that I wouldn't even notice a difference in the reduced weight of the ASR5c?
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