I don’t know if you answer these kinds of questions but I thought I’ll give it a try. Feel free to deny to answer ;-).
As mentioned above I’ll be getting a new bike and I actually ordered a 130mm trail bike. I’ve been a bit insecure lately if I did the right choice or if I should try to change my order to a 150mm bike which is a bit more towards Enduro (I rather have only 1 bike than 2).
I don’t want to be one of those quys who is overbiked, on the other hand I don’t want to risk damage of the bike because I’m doing stuff which the bike can’t take.
The skill level I’m hoping to achieve:
- Good flow on trails with berms etc.
- Being able to go down technical terrain with some “blocked” passages safely (I don’t want to go down fast)
- Doing drops of maybe 1m
- Jumps: clearing tables of maybe 2m safely. Not sure if I have the balls for attempting gaps.
- Pump Track. With increasing skill, I’d love to include some jumps.
As most of my biking is without shuttles and more like tours rather than bike parks I opted for a nice, light high-end trail bike, but as said, I’m not sure if it would take the above mentioned loads.I’m about 74kg of weight. What does your experience say?
I’m looking at a Canyon Neuron (130mm rear/130mm front) and a Canyon Spectral (140/150mm).