Wishlist for a new trail bike – musings, hopes and dreams.

If I were building a new trail bike, what would I have? Well, it would be replacing the Reign X1 that I currently use as my XC bike. Any new bike will have to be light, full suspension, and able to handle my riding inaccuracies..

So far with a quick look around at what’s out there, this is what I’ve come up with.

  • Santa Cruz Bronson V2 CC frame.
  • Fox 36 Talas 160 forks
  • Fox Float X shock
  • XT groupset, 2×10 (or XTR Di2 if it’s more affordable)
  • SLX or XT brakes (200/160)
  • Enve 27.5 m60 wheels, Shimano hubs
  • 760mm bars
  • tubeless setup.
  • Same WTB saddle as on Reign.
  • Shimano SPD pedals.

Costly maybe, but it’s a dream bike. Maybe about 12kg all-in and strong enough to handle my waywardness on the trails, and my clumsiness!

Won’t happen unless I win a lottery type of situation, but nice to dream.

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