Which alum+coil bike?

CP

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Remember in 07 I had the Fox Van 36s on the Reign? That was the stuff, going back to my roots :D
 

CP

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Didn’t realise Canyon did alum. That’s ideal, thanks for the link.

Edit: boo 3 month wait time for a large!! Next!
 
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yogibear

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Didn’t realise Canyon did alum. That’s ideal, thanks for the link.

Edit: boo 3 month wait time for a large!! Next!
Slightly lower spec, but only 1 month wait

 

Soul-Rider

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There are so many different factors that make a bike just good or awesome, the rear shock is only one element!
Especially at the 5k mark where you are paying enough to get a great bike but there are still compromises on frame vs suspension vs spec. Even a basic coil shock will mean a downgrade somewhere else.
Pick the bike with the best frame fit and geometry because that can’t be changed later.
After riding my Spec Stumpjumper EVO I finally feel like I have a bike that fits me right. That makes me happier then the 5% real world improvement that a higher end shock would give (I would love to put a coil on it though!)
 
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