Best XC competition bike?

Discussion in 'Mountain Bikes' started by Lokoseena, Dec 27, 2003.

  1. Lokoseena

    Lokoseena New Member

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    What in your opinion is the best bike out there for competition XC custom or not. All opinions are welcome.
     
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  2. trekrider4315

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    Giant NRS1,2, or AIR. Also Trek's fuel line is pretty nice.
     
  3. Lokoseena

    Lokoseena New Member

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    I agree to the NRS air fo sure. I have an NRS 1 and it rides great very light and handling is easy. The fuel 100 seems like a great choice for someone who has that kind of money
     
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    NRS can generally run a few $hundred cheaper than the fuels but really I didnt see a huge difference when I rode them.Thats just me though.What about you?What do you ride?
     
  5. Lokoseena

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    I ride an NRS 1 SID in front and back full xtr. I'm either going to the NRS Air or Trek fuel. I'm kindda stuck between both. I've always loved the Giant but never really had the chance to ride a fuel.
     
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    My advice is to try the fuel cuz its really nice.
     
  7. Lokoseena

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    Thanks dude I'll try to find one cause I sure won't buy unless I try
     
  8. Duckwah

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    There are plenty of nice XC bikes out there

    depends on whether you want hardtail or not

    the canondale scalpels are meant to be pretty good as are the top of the line hartails from giant, trek, canondale etc
     
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    Intense Spider :)
     
  10. sm266

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    I love my epic!!
     
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    hi! i'm from Italy....I think...Rocky Mountain ETSX-70...it 'd be good??
     
  12. njee20

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    The Fuels are awesome bikes, but the Trek 9.8 hardtail still can't be beaten! The raw power of the carbon frame is just so rewarding, even if you do get 'pinballed' about on some loose descents!

    The Epics are very good, and the Santa Cruz Blur is also superb, if a little bit heavier.
     
  13. jmcmillanut

    jmcmillanut New Member

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    The Gary Fisher Sugar Race -- full seXT, SID fork, Fox Float R rear shock, Bontrager Race disc wheels.

    However, since I love my 29er, I would vote for the Sugar 292.
     
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