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    Buying advice....

    Hello everybody !

    I thought I would join this forum and seek some further advice. I am planning to but a mountain bike and since I have forever been using a 700cc road / hybrid bike forever thought I would go with a 29" wheel to keep me speeding along at the pace I am used to...

    So living in Switzerland there are loads of trials to be ridden and no my son is 6 and enjoying the ride thought its time to get off the roads and biking in to some nature.

    I am pretty disconnected with what is out there and been checking out some of the Swiss Brands such as Cube and BMC as well as Rocky Mountains, Specialized, Trek, Norco, Canyon.

    Looking to not break the bank but I like good gear as well and would hate to get something and think I should have got better.

    I am pretty in to cycling so I don't really see the possibility in not taking to mountain biking as well so thinking of expenditure of around 2500 CHF which is about USD 2500.

    So far these have caught my eye:

    Cube AMS 120 HPA PRO 29 CHF 2499 (bit heavy, spec looks great though)

    Trek Fuel EX 6 29 CHF 2499 (can't find weight details, spec ok)

    I am looking FSR since I'd be much in to the smoother ride...

    But the Trek Stache 8 does look good.

    Any advice on what else to shortlist ?

    Any suggestions on good review sites ?

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    Trek has a new carbon ht with compliance developed from their road bike carbon frames
    The Superfly 9.6 is a well spec'ed bike in your price range. The new geo allows stability at speed and quick steering.
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    No one has reviewed one yet. I ride the same frame as a 9.8 build. It is exceptional.

    Canyon has a very good carbon ht in the Grand Canyon SL. I now prefer the SF, but this bike is a good value.
    Twentynineinches has a review of the CF SLX version.
    Canyon Presents 2013 CF SLX Carbon Hard Tail 29"ers

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    The Trek EX 6 probably weighs close to the 7. I would guess 31lbs or so.

    I thought that model had very little rear suspension? I would comapare the rear squish to other brands to make sure it will suit your needs.
    Karakoram...ZS44, X-Fusion, Freq i23, Tioga's, Shadow & XT,Shim Hydro 180/160, MG-1 pedals & more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eb1888 View Post
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    Canyon has a very good carbon ht in the Grand Canyon SL. I now prefer the SF, but this bike is a good value.
    Twentynineinches has a review of the CF SLX version.
    Canyon Presents 2013 CF SLX Carbon Hard Tail 29"ers
    Many thanks for the response and the advise. Now I think I might be starting to realise why I see a lot of Canyon bikes around these parts.. I couldn't find any mention of a Grand Canyon CF SF though - am I reading you right ?

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