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    Blur LT vs. Ellsworth Moment vs. S-Works Enduro

    6'2" 230lb. (i.e. big) rider looking for the "perfect solution" bike: fast, nimble, racy on downhill, good on uphill, and can withstand some urban freeride type drops.

    I do *not* want a DH-type bike with monster truck tires and heavy weight. Yes, I want the best of all worlds.

    I currently ride a 2004 Giant NRS1 (XC race bike) now and love it because it carves so well on the downhill and despite being lightweight has not crushed under my weight on 3-4ft. drops on cement. One thing I have thought of doing is getting the Blur LT, which has the travel I want, but building it up with XTR or other lightweight components. I suppose the same could be done with the Moment or Enduro. Feel free to comment on that strategy.

    Please comment on Blur LT vs. Moment vs. Enduro or suggest alternatives.

    Thanks all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madzane
    6'2" 230lb. (i.e. big) rider looking for the "perfect solution" bike: fast, nimble, racy on downhill, good on uphill, and can withstand some urban freeride type drops.

    I do *not* want a DH-type bike with monster truck tires and heavy weight. Yes, I want the best of all worlds...
    Try looking into a 2004 S-Works Enduro - Fast, light at about 28 lbs for your size, climbs like a goat due to Spec's "Brain" (which works GREAT!) and heavy duty enough to handle 3'-4' drops - also has 5" of travel and is spec'd w/ all XTR.

    You can probably scare one up for around 3K

    Got mine around a month ago and can't get enough riding time on it - all in all a really nice ride.

    Hope this helps
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    6'2" 230lb. (i.e. big) rider looking for the "perfect solution" bike: fast, nimble, racy on downhill, good on uphill, and can withstand some urban freeride type drops.
    Blur LT vs. Moment vs. Enduro

    1: Moment / no cost option you can choose your components to maximise weight and strength, it is proven and can take the abuse over the long term you won't feel robbed by this frame. I have one and its worth it price IMO and its exclusivity!

    2: Blut LT could be a good option SC make good quality machines the Heckler has been and still is one of the best, hopefully the LT will follow.

    3: IMO the 04 Enduro won't handle what you are asking of it they have an exellent warranty record but maybe better looking at the new model if you want a specialised, though not in the ride class of the first 2 if you can get a demo on each setup to yr weight you will get the picture imeadiately there is a big difference.

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    If you have the cash to contemplate an Ellesworth have you checked out the Intense 5.5?
    IMO it is one of the better all around bikes because of its superior climbing ability and still being able to handle the other stuff. Check it out before you buy.
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