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Getting back into the mix- advice needed wtb b4 weekend

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    Bikesallday2
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    Hey guys, so glad I found this forum. Havent had enough time to really navigate my way through it yet, but awesome to find a local bike forum. I’m new to newmarket, from barrie.

    Looking to get myself into a good “enduro” / all around bike for the remainder of this season. Can anyone give me advice on a few bikes to look into.

    From the homework ive done and found on pinkbike, I have 3 bikes I can pickup for a good deal.
    1. is a 08 rocky mountain slayer xc 50.
    2. 07 specialized enduro expert
    3. Is a 08 trek fuel ex8

    What do you guys suggest on these 3 bikes. Are they all good bikes? I’m leaning towards going to see the rm slayer.


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    FastTimes
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    Hey @bikesallday2 Welcome to RFG

    Those are all good choices. I agree with your number one choice, the Slayer. The Enduro is also a solid choice. I would look at other bikes before the Trek however.

    You say Enduro bike, are you planning or racing enduro or just looking for a good all mountain sled? Might be helpful to know where and how you intend to ride this machine. 150-160mm travel bike can be great for Ontario but can also be a bit much if you’re not taking it out of province on some adventures or riding Blue. Will this be your daily driver?

    Happy trails!

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    BlurredLines
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    Agreed with @fasttimes on avoiding the Fuel. Those proprietary shocks aren’t a whole lot of fun to deal with a decade later and a fair while beyond seeing Trek move to other designs. My take away from my experience with the Specialized FSR linkages of that generation was that it pedaled particularly poorly unless it had a functional brain shock or was locked out. No experience with the Slayer, but based on the older Enduro/Fuel models I have ridden he Slayer would be my pick.

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