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    Canyon Neuron Al 7.0 vs Spectral Al 5.0 for CO front range riding ?

    I recently picked up a neuron al 7.0 for some Colorado front range trail riding. Canyon has a 30 day exchange policy so I was thinking about potentially going with the spectral al 5.0 instead.

    for reference the neuron is 130m front and back, 29 inch wheels, and 67.5 head angle. the spectral is 160m up front and 150m in back, 27.5 wheels and 66.5 head angle. both are similarly spec'd so not really a deciding factor for me.

    what do you all think the better bike for Colorado riding would be? I definitely love descending but love a good climbing bike as well, probably close to equal weight in those categories. also will ride just about anything but the bike park. I'm worried the neuron may not have enough travel and that the spectral may be to burly of a bike for me so I'm torn. fyi I'm 6'5" so that's why I originally went for the 29er. I've ridden the neuron several times already and it defiantly does feel great, especially coming from an 80m travel hardtail xc bike.

    Thanks in advance !!!

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    Well, if you can't demo any other way I'd return the bike and try the other model. If it isn't as good for your situation return it and take back the same bike you turned in earlier. No loss for Canyon. They still only end up with one used bike. Settle this with them in advance.

    The most cost effective procedure would be to order the 27.5. Then keep the one you like. Cuts shipping costs. Get an extension on the return time for the first.
    Last edited by eb1888; 07-30-2020 at 06:07 PM.

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    Thanks a lot for your advice
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