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    Help me decide!! Whyte or Salsa

    I've been riding an Ibex Trophy Comp x7 for the last 10 years and I'm contemplating a new bike. Here are the specs on my bike now: https://www.mtbr.com/product/bikes/x...y-comp-x7.html

    I'm trying to decide between the Whyte 801 or the Salsa Timberjack NX1. I can get both for a similar price. I've done a lot of reading about the TJ and know of its stock weaknesses. Not a lot out there on the Whyte. I won't have much to do any upgrading on these bikes

    Whyte:https://www.whyteusa.bike/products/801
    Salsa TJ: https://salsacycles.com/bikes/timber...rjack_nx1_27.5

    Give me your thoughts!

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    Salsa

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    Any particular reason?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AppalachiaBrowns View Post
    Any particular reason?
    Bang for your buck. I like the components better.

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    I've just know the NX stuff is on the cheaper end and the rear hubs have some issues on the TJ. Are those components much of an upgrade from the Avid BB7 and SRAM x7 currently on my IBEX?

    If they're not, I can always switch them over. I'm just wanting to get into a 27.5 with more modern geo.

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    Help me decide!! Whyte or Salsa

    I have a Whyte (different model) and if it were me Id go for the Salsa. Better component spec (at a glance anyway) and the ability to run 27.5+ or 29 is pretty cool.


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    Edit: the square taper bb on the whyte brings back bad memories

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    The TJ will actually take 29+ too if you're into that. There are some examples in the TJ thread in the salsa forum.
    Stache 7 --- Rigid Surly 1x1 B+ --- Dirt Drop CrossCheck

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    Quote Originally Posted by AppalachiaBrowns View Post
    I've just know the NX stuff is on the cheaper end and the rear hubs have some issues on the TJ. Are those components much of an upgrade from the Avid BB7 and SRAM x7 currently on my IBEX?

    If they're not, I can always switch them over. I'm just wanting to get into a 27.5 with more modern geo.
    Keep in mind the Whyte is a 27.5 and the salsa is a 27.5+/29 bike. Salsa can even take a large 29 tire in the rear, which is cool.

    The hubs on the Whyte are no better. I don't destroy hubs often so I'm not a great source of info on it, but either $1k bike is going to offer pretty cheap hubs on the stock wheels.

    Hydraulic discs will likely be much more powerful than the bb7 you're used to.

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