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Advise what bike to buy in Switzerland

Hello everyone,

I wanted to know what kind of bike is more used here in Switzerland, i used to have a Trail bike (140 mm), somehow I have the feeling that you don't need more than (100 mm) a XC bike,
I also haven't seen so many trail/routes/etc,

Many thanks for the advice,
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Sorry, I was talking about MTB
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Re: Advise what bike to buy in Switzerland

Where did you ride when you used to have a 140mm bike, what kind of riding do you generally do, and was the bike a hard tail or a full suspension? What is your preference of going up vs. going down?

For riding most places outside of the mountains and even a lot of trails in the mountains, 100mm will work just fine especially if your preference for climbing or flat terrain is larger than your preference for descending. If you want to get maximum enjoyment out of the down hill parts while still being able to climb, I would recommend somewhere around 140mm. If you really like going down and tend to avoid climbing you'll have more fun on something at least 160mm.
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