I’m after some forum knowledge.
I’m a though and through MTB XC’r, current bike is a Canyon Exceed and it’s great. However in a few months a bike park is opening very near me and I fancy learning to ride a bit more “trail” like. (meaning jumps, etc)
Of course I need a more suitable (new)
bike. Must be a hardtail and I’m thinking something like
I’m not necessarily fixed on steel (could be Al), anyone have any suggestions or experience of a suitable bike?
Since you already own a Canyon, maybe consider their Stoic Hardtail also?
Looks nice but after 2 Canyons I fancied something else a bit different
My picks (though I do not have any riding experience with them… I just think they look neat and they are pretty progressive from a geometry standpoint):
Kona Honzo ESD
Commencal Meta HT
I’ve really been wanting to hunt down a Honzo ESD frame to build up.
Friend of mine has the Commencal. Looks great, and he just posted a video of him doing a massive jump (I’ve done that jump myself, it’s pretty damn big).
The Chromag Doctahawk would be a sweet bike for park/enduro/trail riding.
Longer, lower, slacker, faster, stronger, slacker, etc etc, did we say slacker? If you liked where the geometry of the Rootdown was headed but it wasn't enough, then the Doctahawk is for you. Handbuilt in Canada with our custom-drawn tubes and...
Price: CAD 1,710.00
It’s a sweet lookin’ hardtail to boot too
Also if you’re looking for even more suggestions, check out this thread:
So if you didn’t know I am addicted to bikes, you will be the time you see this:
Bike Categorization Spreadsheet.pdf (706.9 KB)
I have spent hours compiling a list of mountain bikes and categorizing them, so if you are looking for options check out this spreadsheet. Feel free to mention any you think I might of missed. (I’m at 691 different bikes so far, so there shouldn’t be too many missing)
Way to tease!
It was on his Ig story, so I don’t think I can get it anymore. But it was this one. Except he was on the HT. My Garmin says it is 35’ and I am hitting it at 25 MPH. It is a table, but I don’t think I would want to come up short on the HT. He did not come up short.
Thanks all, some great suggestions.