Thinking of adding a Slayer to the mix and keeping my SWorks E29 (and Maiden). New bike itch is starting so Im thinking out loud here!
My E29 is bumping up against a couple of barriers, occasionally.
1. I wish it was lighter when Im climbing (sub 25lbs when its 31/32, but I am happy its robust when I crash it!), and
2. HA is a bit steep for me and the seat post doesn't go down far enough when it gets steep. 67.5* and 125mm
My '14 E29 is still great for most situations but when Im on either extreme of normal, either gnarly or on the calm end, its not optimal as its more like a modern trail bike than an Enduro, and I have my once/yr bike itch coming on. On the easy stuff where an XC bike would be the right tool, its perfectly fine and fun and flippy, just heavier than Id like. I can live with that. But on the other spectrum, I just cant ride things that I can on my slack DH bike. Perhaps a new seat post would fix. For example, the entrance for Dirty Harry on Cypress gives me nightmares on my E29 (I cant get back far enough on the bike to feel comfortable, perhaps due to the seat post which can be changed).
Thinking of adding a Slayer due to my current lust for Rocky's and that it seems like it could be a good bridge between the E29 and the Maiden.....
Heres the geo comparison - slacker HA, similar'ish most other places...obviously 27.5 vs my 29r...Ill need to confirm seatpost but travel is not materially different f/r with the slayer at 170/165 and the E29 165/160...Idea would be to use this as an Enduro and us the E29 as a trail bike. Ill use my DH bike in the park and when shuttling.
How do you think the Slayer will ride versus my E29?
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