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So I've narrowed the choice in Bike down to the All Mountain hybrid (partly Enduro) and here is a list from Enduro-mtb wherein they picked the Ripmo as the best bike. The contenders were:

Canyon Spectral CF 9.0 LTD
Evil Offering X01
Giant*Trance Advanced Pro 29
Ibis Ripmo
Pivot Mach 5.5 Pro XT
Propain Hugene Highend
Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt BC Edition
Santa Cruz Bronson CC X01+
Scott Genius 900 Ultimate
Specialized S-Works Stumpjumper 29
Transition Sentinel X01
Trek Remedy 9.9
YT Jeffsy 29 CF Pro Race

ADDED BY REQUEST (not in poll):

GG Smash
Shred Dogg
Mega Trail.


I attached a more detailed screen shot with weights/shocks size and wheel size.

The list is not exclusive obviously.

So OF COURSE the recommendation is going to be to ride the bike BUT that's just not practical not to mention that I can ride a bike one day and feel very different physically then another day which alters your opinion. So I'd like to have opinion from folks as follows (to narrow down the list):

Best climber
Best descender
Best all around
Fit (I am 5'9.75 and a "tweener" and ride medium but some bike sizes run different just like clothes sizes).
Maintenance needs (I'm horrible at that so low maintenance is a plus)
Unique Attributes
If you have the bike what you like best about the bike, etc.
Other bikes not listed in that same category.
I currently own a Turner Flux (27.5) about 5 years old. I know Turner likes has the RFX but I'd like to try something different but I do like the DW-LINK.

I think this may helpful for others as well with the same decision so please vote in the poll
 

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You need to add Guerrilla Gravity Smash, Shred Dogg and Mega Trail.

Good luck .....

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Yeah I don't think I can edit the Poll though. Maybe a moderator can do it and add those? If not people can post "other" and I'll keep a running tab in the main thread by editing it.
 

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Also this is the plus forum not the all mountain one, while I'm happy to vote I'll be honest and admit I don't know most of those bikes ;)
 

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I really wanted a Ripmo but being 5'9 1/2 it was recommended I get a large and really didn't want a bike that big. I ended up with an Offering due to sizing alone where I could easily get by with a medium and a little shorter wheelbase. I guess my point is sometimes sizing trumps what might be considered the best by the masses.
 

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B to the Ronson! Three generations of all mountain fun and versatility backed by a lifetime warranty and baller customer service.
 

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Dude, get the red one, everyone knows red is the best 🙄

The truth: there’s not a bad bike on that list, but there’s also no way you’ll find two people who think, feel, or ride the same.

In other words, the best bike is the one you think is the best.

If you can’t decide, then get the Ripmo.
 

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"Best" is such a subjective trait as to be meaningless in the form of a poll. Even if two riders are built the same way and in similar condition, they may value different things in a ride. Case in point: My best friend and riding buddy is nearly identical to me in our physical build/shape/size. We're both in very similar levels of conditioning and experience. But we differ wildly in what we prefer to ride. Is either wrong? No, just different priorities and preferences.

As you say, ride as many as you can in real trail situations not parking lots and (in my experience anyway) you'll know pretty quickly which one sings to you. Or if you're like some who change bikes every couple years or so just pick one - as Ben said there's not a bad choice in the list - and ride a while knowing you're likely to change soon anyway. Not that's there's anything wrong with that - I'm more the type to ride as many as I can to make a single choice and then ride it for years. I'm also a single-bike quiver guy where some like to have multi-bikes. Or buy your top two and sell one (or not) after spending the summer on them.
 

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"Best" is such a subjective trait as to be meaningless in the form of a poll. Even if two riders are built the same way and in similar condition, they may value different things in a ride. Case in point: My best friend and riding buddy is nearly identical to me in our physical build/shape/size. We're both in very similar levels of conditioning and experience. But we differ wildly in what we prefer to ride. Is either wrong? No, just different priorities and preferences.

As you say, ride as many as you can in real trail situations not parking lots and (in my experience anyway) you'll know pretty quickly which one sings to you. Or if you're like some who change bikes every couple years or so just pick one - as Ben said there's not a bad choice in the list - and ride a while knowing you're likely to change soon anyway. Not that's there's anything wrong with that - I'm more the type to ride as many as I can to make a single choice and then ride it for years. I'm also a single-bike quiver guy where some like to have multi-bikes. Or buy your top two and sell one (or not) after spending the summer on them.
You're wrong!

Unless you sing to me...
 

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I agree you can't go wrong with any of those. Most people here would be lucky to have ridden more than 3 of those in their newest format so people are going to just tell you what they think based on magazine articles (so you might as well just listen to the magazine articles).

I personally have ridden a Stumpjumper, Bronson, and Remedy off that list. I chose a Remedy because it felt very balanced between it's climbing and decending. So I voted Remedy. I never tried a Ripmo though so....
 

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Meh to all. Look at a Revel Rail. They licensed Canfield's CBF suspension design. I own a Balance which the Rail is based on. If it breaks or a new Balance comes I will start looking at a new frame.

It climbs well as a 165mm bike that crushes the downs in trail to DH settings.

If I was after a short travel bike, the Transition Scout, GG Shred Dogg and Knolly Endorphin all look good to me.
 

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Dude, get the red one, everyone knows red is the best 

The truth: there's not a bad bike on that list, but there's also no way you'll find two people who think, feel, or ride the same.

In other words, the best bike is the one you think is the best.

If you can't decide, then get the Ripmo.
Pfffft! Everyone knows that black is the fastest color. :D
 

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Discussion Starter · #14 ·
I really wanted a Ripmo but being 5'9 1/2 it was recommended I get a large and really didn't want a bike that big. I ended up with an Offering due to sizing alone where I could easily get by with a medium and a little shorter wheelbase. I guess my point is sometimes sizing trumps what might be considered the best by the masses.
Interesting because I am just a quarter inch taller and that's always been my problem with bikes--being a "tweener". But therein lies the problem how do you test ride and Evil?

bdundee I'll put ya up in So-Cal if you bring your Evil and let me try it! :)
 

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Interesting because I am just a quarter inch taller and that's always been my problem with bikes--being a "tweener". But therein lies the problem how do you test ride and Evil?

bdundee I'll put ya up in So-Cal if you bring your Evil and let me try it! :)
Wish I could help you out brother. I've had a few rides on on my Offering and altho it's not a rocket it pedals really good. I've spent the last few years on Ibis bikes and really enjoyed them but like they say there is something really special about Evils suspension platform. This bike truly loves to party, if one is looking for a bike to pop off of everything this is one to at least look at. I have been on 27.5 wheels and when I first sat on my Evil it felt really tall but that all disappeared within 100 feet on the trail and it felt like it was part of me. Not shilling for the Offering but it is one to look at for sure. Oh and just a little bike porn to boot.
 

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