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OK, I knew in my mind I needed a chumba... I knew the XCL was for me.
Did way too much research, rode too many bikes and came to a conclusion I was finally going to have a "real" bike..

So heres my new Bike... An EVO...




I came across an EVO with the build kit I really wanted for my XCLand the price was there.
Now I have buyers remorse... I want to sell my frame and get my XCL...I have not even started the build.

Anyhow...thats my story...:eek:
 

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uhhhh, what?

man, that was all over the place. you wanted an XCL, but ended up with an EVO, which now you want to get rid of for an XCL? :madman:

well, sik bike none the less!!!
 

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dude give the evo a chance! SUPER fun bikes. I have ridden an XCL and they are pretty good too, but the EVO is siiiiiick.
 

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onabike - here's my take. Unless you got the deal of the century on the frame you're going to take a hit on depreciation no matter what if you resell that frame. New or not. So ride it for a few months. Best case, you love it. Worst case, you have a good time but realize it's not for you and you're a bit more experienced with AM bikes. And if you realize it's not for you you can sell the frame for probably a little less than you could now except you got some use out of it. Think of it as a rental.

Anyways, bottom line, if you're going to lose some money in this deal, might as well get something out of it.
 

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Just to clarify... I was looking at the XCL... and getting ready to buy... Then I came across my EVO... thats all.

If I could find someone to swap that would be king, but I like the advise to build it, ride it.... and really give it a chance... I know its a sick bike... but its way overkill for my singletrack riding... I would neve get full use out of this bike...
I have avid Carbon brakes, XO rear xtr front, X9 shifters.
An E Thirteen 2x9, FSA V drive .
I have an M1 light fork I definately want to trade out. Need to work on a stem, I have a free ride Truvativ one now...

Maybe it was a little buyers remorse...Wonder how light I could make this EVO anyhow.
I always believed in having the right tools for the job. This will be overkill/..
 

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I also believe in buying what you want the first time because if you compromise but then later end up buying what you wanted to begin with it costs you more then if you had just bought what you wanted to begin with.

Since it's too late for that the above is my suggested plan B.

I also like the right tool for the job... but it's not so much that the EVO is the wrong tool. It's more like Tim Taylor & Tool Time overkill. :)
 

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I say build up the EVO and ride it a while. (LOVE mine!!!) I ride XC and trails with mine way more than down mountainsides and I am nothing but smiles on it. Look at it this way, you'll never know unless you ride it. And as far as overkill goes on XC trails the EVO on rooty singletrack is like riding over cigarette butts in a HUMMER H1 - you know they are there but they sure don't slow you down. ;)
 
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I rode my DH bike uphill and on singletrack with a 40t front and road cassette. Don't let your bike hold you back from doing what you love!
 

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bro run a full xt groupo with lx brakes and a pike air up front with mavic 819 with any hubs single wall tires a 90mm stem and you have a killer light and strong bike.
 

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the fork is an idea,.. but I already have an XO rear and xtr front, and carbon seven brakes

Thanks!!
 

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the fork is an idea,.. but I already have an XO rear and xtr front, and carbon seven brakes

Thanks!!
 

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the fork is an idea,.. I already have an XO rear and xtr front, and carbon seven brakes

Thanks!!
 

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Keep the EVO and built it up strong, and lightish. Get a light weight XC frame on eBay and built it up cheap for XC stuff. You are less likely to break stuff if you use the two bikes appropriately. It might sound expensive, but if you take your time, you can really good deals on items if you're not in a hurry.

I swapped all the parts I could off my old Trek onto a XCl. I am slowly completing the XCL, and putting light weight parts on the Fuel EX geared for racing. I know that the XCL is raceable, but I have some heavier duty parts on it...the Lyric is a tank.

Anyway, keep and build up the EVO and have a great AM sled, and it will improve your riding!
 
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