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    Hi everyone....

    I am new in this forum, nice to meet you all.
    Firstly, i've ride my bike since 2008 (not long enough i think) and all my bikes were MTB (indeed).

    Let's get to the point.

    I consider to buy a new bike with a 160-170mm travel.
    But, when i look all bikes out there, i decreased it to 4 bikes.
    1. 2014 YT Industries Capra CF Pro
    2. 2014 Polygon Collosus N9
    3. 2014 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Expert Evo Carbon 650b
    4. 2014 Radon Slide 160 10.0 Carbon

    FYI, i am a Specialized die-hard fans since my first ride until now.
    But, i think i want to try something new, fresh and also "all-around" bike. I know there's no such "all-around" bike, but who cares. It's just a word, right?

    Now, please help me what the pros and cons of each bike. Because I can't decide which bike should i buy.

    Best regards.

    TroubleZone13.

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    Pros: They will do what you tell them to do.

    Cons: They will be expensive.

    What kind of riding do you do? I see a lot of guys buy 150mm bikes but do 95% of their riding on XC trails. And that's just silly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FNFAL View Post
    Pros: They will do what you tell them to do.

    Cons: They will be expensive.

    What kind of riding do you do? I see a lot of guys buy 150mm bikes but do 95% of their riding on XC trails. And that's just silly.
    I think that silly to.
    If want to ride and XC track, i still and always ride my StumpJumper HT.
    But, for harsher track i use my Enduro Expert Evo or sometimes my Demo 8.

    Since in my city (Medan, Indonesia) doesn't have many WC-like off-road track, i think it's the time to consider a little bit 160-170mm bike. 3-4 time a week, i always go to Sibolangit track, which is a mountain that also has moto-x track, mud, harsh root, drops, jumps, single track trail, rocks (everywhere), etc. Sometimes i go to Simalem, which is more extreme than Sibolangit.

    If we talk about price tag, indeed almost the price tag of the bikes 5500-6500. But, i think it's worth enough to buy IMHO a cool, dependable 160-170mm bikes if we compare to other bikes out there within the price range. Again IMHO.

    So, any suggestion for me?

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