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    New question here. Trek X-Caliber 9 2017 vs. Orbea Alma H30 29er 2017

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    I've had a Trek 7.2 FX for a few years, but want to get into more off-road biking. Would love to get your opinion between the Trek X-Caliber 9 2017 vs. Orbea Alma H30 29er 2017. Thank you!


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    Both are OK but have fallen behind in the current move towards more trail capable geo and Plus tire capacity. Boost 148 rear and 110 front hubs are the new standard. Plus tires will be safer and easier for riding more difficult terrain. Wider rims give tires more sidewall support which means no tire foldover in turns and less abrupt washouts and falls.
    The top 5 mountain bike trends for 2017 - BikeRadar
    And there are better bikes for the money. Bikeradar does articles.
    I'd be looking for a 27.5+/29 compatible hardtail at about your budget point.
    A used 2016 Stache may be in that range. That frame will take 29+, 27.5+ and 29 tire sizes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eb1888 View Post
    Both are OK but have fallen behind in the current move towards more trail capable geo and Plus tire capacity. Boost 148 rear and 110 front hubs are the new standard. Plus tires will be safer and easier for riding more difficult terrain. Wider rims give tires more sidewall support which means no tire foldover in turns and less abrupt washouts and falls.
    The top 5 mountain bike trends for 2017 - BikeRadar
    And there are better bikes for the money. Bikeradar does articles.
    I'd be looking for a 27.5+/29 compatible hardtail at about your budget point.
    A used 2016 Stache may be in that range. That frame will take 29+, 27.5+ and 29 tire sizes.
    Thanks for the feedback! Ill look into the Stache range.

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    Quote Originally Posted by syrous1 View Post
    Thanks for the feedback! Ill look into the Stache range.
    Don't get hung up on the whole boost hub setup. You still have a couple of years before the standard sizing is phased out. With saying all that, your money will go further on a new non boost standard setup. The upgrade to boost is nominal (but still an improvement) however, like other upgrades of past it keeps our industry fresh and the masses to keep purchasing bikes who already own bikes. In conclusion I like the Orbea setup, I like the rear brake placement on the frame. Just my 2cents

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    Let's liven This Thread up I'm in the market and looking at the alma. Does anybody have some first-hand experience with this bike?

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