That has the same geometry as my 2017 Fuel EX 9.8. Which means 67° head angle in the low setting and a slack effective—and very slack actual—seat tube angle by 2021 geometry standards. By comparison Trek’s new Top Fuel (a 120mm XC-derived trail bike, which is on the milder side of the current Fuel EX) has a 66° head angle.how would a 2019 trek ex5 go? I obviously dont plan on hitting diamond or double diamond these days, cbf really haha
Now I have really enjoyed my bike. But you were originally asking about DH bikes. And the two times I’ve ridden bikes with a 64-65° head angle I felt immediately at home, and went downhill faster than on my own bike (I literally set my PB on my local descent, which I’ve got ~320 recorded times on Strava, on my second run on the only time I rode the Yeti SB150).
So I would not recommend that bike. If it’s cheap (<$1500) then it might be a good entry point, fine for your local trails and you might think it’s pretty good compared to bikes from 15 years ago. But at Maydena or Derby it’s not going to hold a candle to a ~150mm enduro bike like the Canyon Spectral or Trek’s own Slash, which have ~64° head angles. If you’ve ridden DH bikes in the past, they are the sort of bike you will want.