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    Latest SC 5010 vs Spot Mayhem... anyone have experience?

    Looking for a 27.5+ for trail riding here in New Hampshire. Roots, rocks, long climbs, short steep climbs, varied downs. I do like to ride for 2+ hrs and do like not feeling every wrinkle on the trails (it starts to aggravate my back). Currently riding an XL Carbon Bucksaw XO1 and looking for better climbing, acceleration and maneuverability. Had a 29er in the past and didnít like how it handled overall.

    I tested a Bronson and 5010 and really liked the 5010, but Iím still intrigued with the Spots and the value of the build kits. Looking for first hand ride comparisons.
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    '16 Bucksaw Carbon X01

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    Well the sale and kit for the money made me pull the trigger on a Mayhem 27.5+. Now the wait....
    '16 Bucksaw Carbon X01

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    You are going to love it! I rode my Mayhem in 27.5+ until I bought a Rollik. Now the Mayhem is 29. Enjoy the ride!

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    The way I figured it was,... out of a 2hr ride, I spend 10 mins in the types of things that I'd need a Rollik for, but here in NH, spend a lot of time climbing either short or long ups. Plus I want the + tire.
    '16 Bucksaw Carbon X01

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    I've owned a couple of Santa Cruz bikes and demoed the 5010. Bought a Mayhem this spring and I MUCH prefer it to anything I've ridden from Santa Cruz. The current sale is just icing on the cake. That 4 Star build for $4k is a screaming good deal.

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    I have a few miles on my 2019 5010cc and it is an amazing bike. It climbs amazingly even over steep technical terrain. Depends way better than my 2015 Trance ever did. It's super fast and poppy, it rides like a bmx bike on steroids.

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    I do not have sc experience but demoed mayhem 29 here in co front range. I had the bike for a week while my friend who owns it was out of cohntry. I suggest demoing this bike before pulling the trigger. I could not click with the bike during my test period. The suspension is too stiff for my liking, i like more compliant feel when climbing technical and more plush on descends. This bike almost fely like ht. Even after help from spot guys and my buddy on suspension setup i didnt like it. They just ended up saying that this is how living link works. Maybe the thing was i demoed ripmo week before and the suspension just fellt so much better. Maybe it was the fact that i dont feel comfortable on 29ers in general, who knows, just make sure you can throw leg over it before you buy. The bike rides quite different than other bikes around, most people like it, but you might not.

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