Had both, liked the spider much better. It was faster, more pedal efficient and seemed better balanced than the etsx.HardTail610 said:Hey guys, give me some feedback. I'm sure I'll get an earful, but go ahead and give it to me, I asked for it.
What are your thoughts on how the spider compares to the etsx?
Me? 6'2", 200lbs, 40yo, XC/AllMountain.
Thanks for any and all.
Demoed both and agree with Pizzaman. Although I think the Spider is much better for those who like to race and train hard. The Etsx is nearly as efficient pedaling but the bike feels heavier, taller, and slower handling.PizzaMan said:Had both, liked the spider much better. It was faster, more pedal efficient and seemed better balanced than the etsx.
Only thing etsx excelled was rear wheel traction under heavy power on technical climbes.
If your looking for XC / All Mountain , and dont care for racing that much check out the 5.5 .