What Matters Most ?

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Posted: Aug 1, 2022 at 8:17 Quote
Probably personal preference but since I made my 1st emtb purchase & still waiting on the delivery I'm killing time.
Total newb to emtb/mtb but spent my life on 2 wheels racing MX/CC/desert & some road racing (all armature racing for that plastic trophy)
So when choosing my (entry level) bike budget was 1st, set at 5K ended up spending 6.8K. Next what bike, type & what matters most. For me I focused on suspension figuring an OK brake package or drive train would fit my needs better and be a cheaper upgrade if needed. 2nd was battery size & motor without knowing any better I picked bigger as better.
I know these things all work as one so wheel size, geometry, weight, rider preference all play into final out come of what you can get out of your ride & how much you enjoy it. I realize these things are for fun & I maybe just be nit picking but with all the different bikes & component combos in same price range I'm Just curious to hear some opinions on what experienced emtb riders would look for when choosing your next bike or what compromises you make in the 5K-7K price range.
I ended up with a 29er, Fox 38 Float Grip evol FF & Fox Float X LV shock, Bosch gen4 with 750W Battery. Low mid level SRAM components.

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