does anyone know of an all mountain type of 29er bike? I'm a little tougher on equipment, and was looking at a specialized enduro until I started considering a 29er.
Prepare for the onslaught...
Just a few off the top of my head not in any special order except for the first one.
1. Niner Rip9 (2008)
2. Turner Sultan
3. Lenz Behemoth
4. Ellsworth Evolve
Just a start. Now do some research.
In the FS world, the Niner, VooDoo, Lenz, and Ventana offerings seem most "AM."
In the el-cheapo HT world, the Redline models are freaking beefy.
My strange recommendation in the bombproof XC/AM higher end HT would be a Cannondale. Lefty fork and strong frame.