I got a great deal on it. I actually started riding on this bike and got spoiled. Was able to ride several FS bikes as well as friends have extra bikes I used.
I got a Hardrock for myself and just didn't feel confident on the more technical stuff.
My friend put up the 29er for sale as he had other toys he wanted to get. I jumped on it.
So, I rode today at Santos (great trails) then took it home.
I LOVE this bike. It fits me great. Looks very cool IMO too.
This bike will keep me very happy until I feel I want to upgrade to a FS 29er.
Maybe it's because I started with a 29er, but I stronly prefer it over the 26. While I'm only 5'10", 32inch inseem and 200lbs+/- I have bottomed out on 26 FS bikes and just didn't dig that. I feel more confident with the 29 wheels and the 29 wheels roll so well I don't miss FS.
So...I'm in the club and very happy with my ride. I'm only 8 rides in the sport, and I know I'll want to change things eventually...but it's a really solid bike to start out on.
Sorry for crappy cell photo...
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