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    Feedback Requested from 2012 BMC TE02 Owners

    Greetings! I am a former avid mountain biker (10-20 years ago) who occasionally gets on the trails nowadays. I have been riding a rigid fork, hard-tail 20” Ritchey Ultra for 20 years. Although I love my “vintage” mountain bike, my back no longer likes it aggressive, stretched-out geometry. I need a mountain bike with a more upright riding position (5” taller bars than my Ritchey). I am currently looking for a decent front-suspension cross-country mountain bike with an upright seating position for occasional use (100-150 miles per summer) priced up to $1500.

    One bike that caught my eye is the New-Old-Stock 2012 BMC Team Elite TE02 which is available locally. 2012 is the last year for 26" wheels. It looks like a great bike: the frame looks well-designed, I have read they are very light and it has a Shimano XT/SLX component group (9-speed). I am specifically looking for people who have owned or ridden this bike to answer to the following questions:

    How do you like it?
    How “upright” is the geometry?
    Has it been durable and reliable?
    If you have a “Medium” size, what does it weigh?
    Are 29" wheels that much better for ride comfort?
    Would I be better off buying a lesser 29", in terms of ride comfort?

    Thanks in advance!
    2011 BMC SpeedFox SF01
    2014 Fuji Sportif 1.1 (road bike)

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    Hi, and at the end, did you bought the BMC? I have the same questions about the TE02 Size M. Thanks in advance.

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    I ended up buying a used 2011 SpeedFox SF01 (26", full-suspension). Its geometry fit me perfectly, the rear suspension is great and does not exhibit much "bob" and the SRAM X0 components are amazing. I am very happy with this bike!
    2011 BMC SpeedFox SF01
    2014 Fuji Sportif 1.1 (road bike)

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