Here at Pinkbike we get inundated with all kinds of questions, ranging from the basic "Can I have stickers" to more in-depth, soul searching types of queries like if you should pop the question or what to name your first child. Ask Pinkbike is an occasional column where we'll be hand picking and answering questions that have been keeping readers up at night, although we'll likely steer clear of those last two and keep it more tech oriented.
Carbon or Aluminum YT? Question: @wrymn
asks in the All Mountain, Enduro & Cross-Country forum: Is it worth spending more money for carbon MTB over an aluminum one? The advantage would be 800 grams lighter and some vibration resistance, and a tiny bit better parts. The cost difference is 800 Euro. I have not ridden full suspension, nor any carbon bike, so I seek advice of more experienced users. I ride XC and trails several times a week (20km+). The choices: YT Jeffsy CF One (carbon) or YT Jeffsy AL One (aluminum).
Norco Optic or Sight?Question: @tomerzaz
asks in the All Mountain, Enduro & Cross-Country forum: I'm looking to buy a new mountain bike and I've always been a Norco guy. I'm weighing my options between the Sight or the Optic. I've tried the 29er Optic but didn't love it so sticking with 650b and most likely aluminium rather than carbon. I mostly ride technical, man made, rooty, North Shore type of riding. Anybody have experience with either? Any opinion is much appreciated.
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