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    SB95 - Which would you choose ?

    - If your budget was < $5K would you opt for the Carbon Frame and the Enduro kit ? Or would you go with the Aluminum Frame and the Race Kit ? and why... Both of these setups seem to be within $100 of each other. I am also curious which setup would be lighter.

    - Or, would you get the SB95 Enduro version and possibly upgrade as you go along ?

    - The SB95 Enduro weighed at my LBS checked in at about 31.5 lbs. Anyone have the weight on the SB95 Al w/ Race Kit ? I'm curious how much lighter the bike would be with the Race Kit...

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    Min SB95A/Race (Large) was originally just over 30#, with Time Alium pedals, converted to tubeless, otherwise stock.

    I'd have a hard time making your decision, but I'd likely go with the Enduro Carbon, but separately upgrade the brakes to Shimano SLX with ice-tech rotors, possibly schedule future wheel replacement.

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    I would also go carbon enduro package . The spec this year has the 34 Fox Fork.Change to Shimano brakes. Sell the Mavics and pick up some stan's Arch EX wheels.

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    Carbon frame and upgrade the parts over time. Much less likely to change the frame.

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    Didn't have the patience to wait for the carbon. In the process of upgrading my enduro alu with wheels, cranks, cassette, chain and bar. Might save 2 pounds doing these upgrades. More important is how these parts will enhance the ride quality. A quality not obtainable by just a 2 pound weight reduction by going carbon.

    Put it through its first 22 miles this weekend. Looking forward to the enhancements - cause it does need it...

    With that said, I may eventually sell the frame and get the carbon version. So, i'm essentially doing opposite of what was said above.

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    Carbon and upgrade parts as you go. Awesome bike.

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