Hi guys, I’m just getting into XC racing after mainly focusing on cyclocross for the past few seasons, and l’m looking to upgrade my bike. Currently I have an Orbea Rallon which I use for trail riding and a Specialized Epic hardtail for XC racing, however I’m moving to University pretty soon and looking to free up some space.
I’d like to buy a full-sus, 100mm travel XC bike to use for everything (XCO, XCM and trail riding), so want something that is reasonably slack (for an xc bike) and pretty light. What do you guys think my best option is?
I have between £5000-6000 to spend and would ideally like to buy new. A few things I’ve looked at are the Cube AMS SL 29, which is super light (sub 10kg), fairly slack and not too expensive. I also really like the look of the new Blurs, but it may not be the best value bike and it seems pretty heavy tbh.
Any advice is much appreciated!