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    New Bike Sanity check

    CURRENT BIKE:
    Cube Pro LTD 2016 27.5

    RIDING:
    - Fire trails
    - Swinley forrest
    - Roads
    - Canal paths

    DISTANCE:
    - Short 10miles
    - Long 60+miles

    My riding is a mix of MTB and Road bike, however due to the condition of the roads and stamina benefits Iíve been spending more time on my MTB however after 3hrs in the saddle Iím starting to feel fatigued, not due to lack of fitness but due to my set-up. My current bike feels quite compressed and short, a riding buddy had a Specialized s-works carbon epic that I jump on towards the end to stretch out which I find a pleasure to ride. Iím aware I can tweak my bike to make things better but I feel I need something more suited to longer stints in the saddle. I donít ride crazy downhills but like a few fast descents. Iím planning a trip to bike park Wales later in the year but wonít be going down anything too technical.

    Iím after full sus, I know Iíll lose power but the advantage of less fatigue and greater comfort over a longer distance is preferable. Going from a Hardtail to full sus means carbon is the only choice as otherwise Iíll notice a huge weight gain.

    Iíve ridden a few other bikes and really see the benefit of a single, for me it seems the way to goÖ

    Iím happy with secondhand, ex-demo or newÖ

    SUMMARY:
    - fulls sus
    - Single
    - 29er
    - Medium (5í10Ē)
    - Carbon
    - Good for long time in the saddle
    - Trails/roads/basic downhill

    BUDGET:
    £1700

    I have been looking at Specialized Camber Comp Carbon 29er but thereís not many out thereÖ Would love to hear peopleís thoughts and opinions on this bike and possible alternatives as itís a minefield.

    Thanks in advance

    Sanch

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    Quote Originally Posted by sanch3z_77 View Post

    - Medium (5í10Ē)

    First thing I would recommend is try a large. Iím the same height and have only ever ridden a large. I have been on a few medium frames before but felt the same as you after some time in the saddle.

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    I would say look at the Rocky Mountain lineup, but 1700Euros would fall fairly short of their Entry level Carbon Elements and Thunderbolts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Strugglebus View Post
    First thing I would recommend is try a large. Iím the same height and have only ever ridden a large. I have been on a few medium frames before but felt the same as you after some time in the saddle.
    Large really is the new medium.

    (5'10" also)

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    Lets see .... Salsa Spearfish, Tuner Czar, Yeti ASRC, Trek Fuels, Pivot 429, Niner RKT, the list is nearly endless.

    And BTW, carbon is just a frame material. Rider fit, Fork/shock, and wheels/tires will have a bigger impact on your speed/handling/efficiency/comfort than the frame material will.
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