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    Deciding Between 3 275 trail bikes

    Right now I'm looking at the v3 5010, Evil calling and Banshee Spitfire. Any comments on how the pedal efficiency compares between the three. I'm sure that the banshee descends the best and the evil is close behind it. I've only demoed the 5010 and loved how responsive it was and how well it pedaled. I do want a bike that beefier, as I felt like I overwhelmed the 5010 on black trials. I've heard that the calling does not pedal as well as other mid travel bikes. Can someone with experience with v3 banshee bikes comment on how the banshee v3 bikes pedal especially when standing and sprinting?

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    Look into the Canfield Balance. Best bike I've owned. Had a Banshee Rune and it was so so on the climbs. The Balance shines everywhere. Just my .02..

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    Check out the V4 5010. Lower link, more fork travel, more slack head angle, show all improve the 5010 on chunky trails. Also Bronson is even better as a descender, but it will be slower on climbs.

    The new Transition Scout and new Ibis Mojo are also bikes i would consider in the 'fun' 27.5 category.

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    If you like the 5010 v3, but looking for something a bit more beefier, you should look at the Bronson v3, best all mountain bike, it will hold everything you throws under it, from climbs-flow trails-long tours and singletrack, to DH/lift days.

    Other option will be Transition Scout (special in long mode) or Ibis HD5.

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    Thanks for the advice. I ended up going with the spitfire. I wanted to go for the V4 5010 but the price is kinda high and I'd have to wait till like October to get one.

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