Hey guys I'm new here, and to suspension rigs.
Was informed about the site from a friend who lived in Canmore for some time.
Been riding mtn bikes since the mid 80's, only ever had rigid or hardtail, and have predominantly rode xc/all mountain… love heading down hill. Currently riding a 23lb carbon fiber hardtail with a sid.
I'm from New Brunswick, living in Phoenix Az., at the base of south mountain, and am itching for a rig that will climb ok, and put a smile on my face heading down, rather than terror that occupies the space regularly. Terrain is mostly rock, rock, and some more rock. Most drops are in the 4' or less range, but the terrain is very rough… in a sharp and abrupt sort of way… not much rolling…
I'd like to buy Canadian, and 3 large is going to be pushing the envelope.
Having rode xc for over 20 years I'm ready for something different, but, there are no lifts here. I want to be able to climb, but, pushing 40yrs old, being first to the top is no longer important.
What are your thoughts on the rigs mentioned?
Ps I'm all of 155lbs.