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    27.5 on a budget

    Down to 3 in the running:

    5010 AL D build
    Whyte T-130sr AL
    Jeffsy 27 AL(150 travel but in same budget $$)

    Discuss.
    Wait whuuut, who did he tell you that!?!?....

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    the jeffsy is a good value for the money. I spent sometime swapping the rear tire out for an aggressor and tubeless setup and i think i shed some weight. Havent been out on it due to a cold and AQ. .

    Yeah..i was that guy...
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    You may check out this with the 20 percent off coupon they are offering. https://www.jensonusa.com/Chromag-Wi...on-Spec-A-Bike

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    Orbea occam TR.

    Everything these days is so good, and everything uses one of two components (sram or shimano).

    Except the occam, its the best thing ever.

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    lol, so much for "down to 3"!
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    Remember, there's always quilting and knitting if pedalling becomes too tough.

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    MTBR tradition dictates that some dick add an option that's not on the list

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    I would take the 5010 with the santa cruz warranty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by One Pivot View Post
    MTBR tradition dictates that some dick add an option that's not on the list
    PM sent re frame
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    Quote Originally Posted by MillerC View Post
    I would take the 5010 with the santa cruz warranty.
    Yeah thanks def a big consideration. Waiting to hear back from store mngr on final pricing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jrm View Post
    Yeah..i was that guy...
    Hah, no. Jeffsy was first on list actually since it fits right in with my namesake. Wouldn’t need to get one of those vanity “racer boy” name stickers down on my top tube!
    #poser 😎
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    Quote Originally Posted by chazpat View Post
    lol, so much for "down to 3"!
    Hah! Yeah, already factored in the add ons. 👍😎
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    I just got back into riding a few months ago. I went with the 2018 Jeffsy 27.5 AL. I couldn't be happier with the bike! I'm a dirt bike, woods guy and always gravitated to freeride type long travel heavy bikes because the suspension was "so good" (assumption from dirt bike guy) and it made for a miserable pedaling experience. I really hated biking for the most part, pedaling vs wicking the throttle and only rode really to enjoy some local single track that was bike only. Did a lot of hike a bike! I can't believe the stuff I'm doing on this YT! I can actually climb now and the front end is so rigid, no flex wheels/headset when bashing rocks, no bob in the suspension even climbing with everything wide open. It's completely transformed the experience for me, so much so we just got back from flying our bikes to PHX and doing Sedona, Flagstaff and some desert riding this last week. Anyway, back to the bike, it comes with a very narrow hard seat, so that went and I tried two others that fit better, I'm 6'1" 220 lbs. I also added some 40mm rise Renthal Fatbar lites, I just couldn't get used to the "over the bars" feeling, these feel a lot better going down hill and I can still climb. Also converted to tubelss, ghetto method using the included "non tubeless" tires. Haven't had a flat yet!

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    Just FYI YT is offering $700-800 off select models one of which is the Jeffsy. I just ordered the Jeffsy 27 CF. Couldn’t pass up the deal. $2898.00 to my door for a Carbon Fiber bike with decent components and pretty solid all around reviews = WIN in my book.

    Best of luck whatever you decide.
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    Well, it’s official. I went with the 5010. Final price dropped to $1850. Will be doing some improvements over time first being a dropper post with the $300 savings over the initial price when I looked at them.👍😎

    Those Fatbar Lites are the next thing. I had the originals a few years ago and not really needing to spend the extra $$ on dropping minimal weight with carbon model these will be good enough!
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    Nice score, that’s a great price on that bike. Best of luck with it.
    99 SJ Pro FSR XC
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    YT Jeffsy 27 CF

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    which

    build did you spring for

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMac47 View Post
    Well, it’s official. I went with the 5010. Final price dropped to $1850. Will be doing some improvements over time first being a dropper post with the $300 savings over the initial price when I looked at them.👍😎

    Those Fatbar Lites are the next thing. I had the originals a few years ago and not really needing to spend the extra $$ on dropping minimal weight with carbon model these will be good enough!
    Awesome! Congrats! I'm trying to swap my 150mm e thirteen dropper for a 125mm via YT...fingers crossed. It's just about an inch too high at full extension and no way to go down unless I cut the seat tube. Soooo...I may have a lightly used 150mm dropper if YT won't swap it for me.

    And ya, crazy how much difference that set of Renthals and an additional 20mm rise makes in my confidence and overall feel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrm View Post
    build did you spring for
    Still a helpful father of 4 girls....so...I settled on the AL D build. 😎👍
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    Quote Originally Posted by RyeThomas View Post
    Nice score, that’s a great price on that bike. Best of luck with it.
    I thought so. I got an updated quote from the mngr of $2020($100 from closeout price) so I agreed to get it last Thursday. He was off the following Fri/Sat I figured I’d here back on Sunday when he was back in, which I did. I got an out of the blue “ok this is as low as I can go on it” email quote of the $1854! Cool! Thought my good customer karma came due....until I saw corporate had dropped it to that on their site! 😳 Oh well, I ran down to my lbs and closed the deal with one of his salespersons while he was out at a management luncheon! Hah! 👍😎
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    Quote Originally Posted by JMac47 View Post
    I thought so. I got an updated quote from the mngr of $2020($100 from closeout price) so I agreed to get it last Thursday. He was off the following Fri/Sat I figured I’d here back on Sunday when he was back in, which I did. I got an out of the blue “ok this is as low as I can go on it” email quote of the $1854! Cool! Thought my good customer karma came due....until I saw corporate had dropped it to that on their site! Oh well, I ran down to my lbs and closed the deal with one of his salespersons while he was out at a management luncheon! Hah!
    $1850 for complete bike? Sounds like a great deal.

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