So is it common consensus that the new low/long/slack enduro bikes like the Giant Reign are not great technical climbers, but rather are better suited for climbing smooth uptracks or fireroads? The way people are talking here I feel like I'd be taking a step backwards in time and giving up a part of the versatility of my older "all mountain" bike by jumping on the new bike bandwagon.
tell me it ain't so because I'm really waffling between the Devinci Spartan and the Giant Reign this year :(
reign climbs really well. spartan has no bottle cage