I loves me a hardtail. I’ve figured out that I want to continue mountain biking but probably with a different bike. Everyone says get a FS and I get that. That is not what this thread is about. That’s a different thread.
What I’m curious about is real life impressions on the latest 27.5+ hardtails - specifically the Scott Scale and Giant XTC Advanced.
Pros: Carbon Frame, Shimano Drivetrain (The SRAM on my Scale is fine, but I prefer the push-pull of Shimano shifters to the push-push of the SRAMs), Price
Cons: 29 pounds for a carbon hardtail?? Who the hell designed that?
Pros: Sub 27 pounds, Bulletproof Aluminum, Eagle Drivetrain, Twinloc, I already have a Scale, so I know what I’m getting there
Cons: Price, ??, Replacement costs for Eagle
Talk to me. What do you think?
Suggest other plus tire hardtails if you like, but skip the FS options, please!