I didn't phrase that well. I don't want a bigger battery per say, I meant the newer design that happens to have the bigger battery.If all you want is a bigger battery, just get that for your existing bike and save yourself a ton of cash. The BT-E8016 battery should fit your frame, though check that for certain before you order.
That's really helpful thanks. I'll check out the numbers, but it sounds as though the newer medium could be comparable to an older large.I am 5'9, I have a 2021 Vitus Esommet (M) and my friend has the 2019 Esommet (M). The size of the 2019 model makes it feel like a kids bike. I'm not sure what the numbers are but it feels so much smaller. That said I have ridden his a few times since I've had mine (maybe 3-4?).
The lighter 2019 model is much preferable for me on jumps weighing 65-68kg.
2019 being shorter is noticeably easier in tight cornering sections.
I don't have any issues on my 2021 and love it but it feels and rides like a big bike. The bike is only happy going fast, wether that is a flow trail or a rocky DH trail, it just eats it up.
Battery lasts me ~1300m vertical climbed in trail.
Ah, gotcha! In that case, I would look at the reach measurements and the top tube measurement. If you want a bike that's a touch more playful, go shorter, if you want stability, go longer. I've not ridden the 2019 model, but my impression of the 297 model is that it feels shorter than the measurements would suggest.I didn't phrase that well. I don't want a bigger battery per say, I meant the newer design that happens to have the bigger battery.
It's more about the size, as the title suggests. Thanks for replying
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