Okay, this is another one of the million 'what bike should I get' threads. Honestly this is probably not going to happen for another year or two unless something goes significantly wrong with my existing bike, but it's fun to dream, discuss, investigate and demo.
Some bikes in the shortlist:
- Yeti SB5.5c
- YT Jeffsy (maybe over forked to 150 or 160 mm)
- Evil Wreckoning
- Spec Enduro
Ideally I would probably like to build one up from frame only if this option is available because I enjoy fiddling and picking the components I want.
I'm a heavy guy who likes to plow through / over stuff (I love to fly down Ned's on Seymour at full throttle) but don't want to sacrifice too much playfulness or the ability to ride slower / tighter North Shore tech like Ladies Only or Upper Oil Can on Fromme as well.
Anyone have any of these bikes or other suggestions? Opinions? Speculation?
Which ones of these come through North Vancouver on demo once in a while? I hear YT now has a distribution warehouse in Squamish; I wonder if they ever do demos? Who (if anyone) sells Yeti locally?