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    WTB XL Full Suspension Trail 29er

    I've been out of biking for a long time (current bike is an OG Giant Reign X) so I'm looking to get something a little more current.

    Looking for a 29er with ~150 mm travel size XL. Prefer something from the last few years. Prioritize the down over the up, but can't be too much of a pig going uphill. Looking to keep it under $3500 and Seattle area would be awesome. I'm not up on all the latest wonder bikes, but I know this crew can probably point me in the right direction. I've been checking out Pinkbike, but just browsing for now.

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    Quick look at PB in your area and this is the closest thing to your price range. Probably a killer shuttle bike that could be pedaled uphill and probably actually pedals better than your Reign.

    https://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/3014208/

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    Spartan would be pretty sweet. Not sure when these will be in stock but this bike is really growing on me up and down. Super well working package. The only thing that worries me is the rear hub. I was able to get one last fall on the pre order after checking with them when they'd be in. I think its was 2-3 days after their original eta . Worked out great. Thing is so quite too

    https://www.commencalusa.com/Mobile/...al-c2x30728166

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    Thanks for the heads up on these. I've looked at Commencal before but don't know too much about them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whiteroom_Guardian View Post
    Quick look at PB in your area and this is the closest thing to your price range. Probably a killer shuttle bike that could be pedaled uphill and probably actually pedals better than your Reign.

    https://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/3014208/
    Thanks WRG. Not much shuttling for me. I have to earn my downs.

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    If I can fit with a Large, what's the opinion on this one?

    https://m.pinkbike.com/buysell/2922055/

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    Quote Originally Posted by phatty View Post
    If I can fit with a Large, what's the opinion on this one?

    https://m.pinkbike.com/buysell/2922055/
    Looks like 11 spd?

    I think the devinci is probably gonna climb better and be a little lighter for sure. The commencal is a little more shuttle/park with the coil. Both bikes will completely blow your mind if you are on a bike now that is 7 or 8 years old.

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    How tall are you? Fit and geo >most everything else. Long and slack is awesome in the pnw my sentinel was the perfect bike there. Not so much here in New England but that’s because we don’t have fun trails that go down for more than 200 vertical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carlh View Post
    How tall are you? Fit and geo >most everything else. Long and slack is awesome in the pnw my sentinel was the perfect bike there. Not so much here in New England but that’s because we don’t have fun trails that go down for more than 200 vertical.
    I'm 6'2" with a 33" inseam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phatty View Post
    I'm 6'2" with a 33" inseam.
    my vote / guess is XL for sure.


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    Yup, id say xl. The new '21 is longer and a large might work but id go xl

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    I’m same 6’2” and 33 inseam. I went xl due to reach, L or XL fit me in the seat post


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    I rip the groomed on tele gear

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    Thanks guys. The supply issues are making it tougher to demo. A buddy just got an Orbea Occam that he's going to let me ride, but most of my friends are on Mediums. Will check a couple shops around and see if there's anything I can throw a leg over.

    What about this one: https://m.pinkbike.com/buysell/3038436/

    So many good bikes in BC but this border closure is a pain in the butt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phatty View Post
    Thanks guys. The supply issues are making it tougher to demo. A buddy just got an Orbea Occam that he's going to let me ride, but most of my friends are on Mediums.
    I'm your size and lucked into an XL Occam. I made that call after sitting on a large and realizing it was uncomfortably small.

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    Go xl for sure. I am 6’3” and wouldn’t mind a touch longer reach than my sentinel at 500mm but would not want to go shorter.

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    Thanks. If anyone has a buddy selling something decent or hears of something coming in stock, let me know.

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    https://classifieds.ksl.com/listing/63556062
    Price is a little high, but maybe they’d ship?


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    Quote Originally Posted by hick View Post
    https://classifieds.ksl.com/listing/63556062
    Price is a little high, but maybe they’d ship?


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    Thanks. That one looks pretty good.

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    Looking at KSL, what about this one Intense Carbine 29 XL Elite Build https://classifieds.ksl.com/listing/63647001

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