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    F29 impressions

    I have had the F29 built now for a little over a month and raced it twice, the Cohutta 100 and a local XC last weekend here in Michigan. In both cases the bike has performed flawlessly and performed well in all conditions, from fire road to tight singletrack. The 29 inch wheels smoothed out much of the terrain coupled with the Lefty SL up front. So much so that I am questioning the need to keep my Scalpel. The F29 and Rush may be all I need for racing. It also seems to fit me better than 26" bikes I have and I find I am riding it more than any of my other bikes.
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    Hi, I don't have a whole lot of experience with the F29 myself, but I'm considering a Rush. I went to the shop yesterday and the owner, who races and whose opinion I trust, is pushing really hard for me to not get a Rush and just get the F29 with a carbon Lefty. I already have the Lefty. He has always raced a Scalpel, but he said he is selling it and just racing the F29 now. He thinks it would be a mistake for me to get the Rush instead of the F29. Keep in mind, this would be my only Mtn bike, I'm not really a multiple MTn bike person anymore. I'm just looking for one do it all type of bike and he still thinks the 29 is the way to go. I'd be interested to hear what you thought of the Rush vs. the F29.

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    I guess it depends on what type of riding you are doing and the trails you expect to ride on. I still like the Rush for rougher trails. Since I built both of them from the frame up I can't compare stock bikes. If I could only choose one it would be the F29, but I live in Michigan where the majority of trails are smooth.

    The ultimate for me would be a lightweight F29 Scalpel.

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    After I rode the F29 That's what I was thinking, a short travel 29er would be perfect, basically what you said 29er Scalpel. I do some pretty rough riding in PA and sometimes out in CA, so I'm having trouble picturing the F29 as being the best all around bike, but maybe I'm wrong

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    Between the two, I think if I can only keep ONE bike and want it to do-it-all , I would get the RUSH ...OTH... if I do XC race and ride , I get the 29'er .

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    ive heard speculation of a 29er rush for next years offerings...

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    For XC, may I present my Sub 21lb F-29. Ironically, a carbon rush bike gave its life to help build this weapon - thats the natural order of things as the 29er is on the top of the food chain .

    Also, for 2008 the 29er Scalpel is in the works, not the 29er rush.



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    Only The F-29 for me..

    I own 3 nice bikes:

    Seven Custom Verve 26" built w/Headshock (for sale)

    Rush Alloy W/terralogic and Paul's Thumbies (for sale)

    F-29er SS conversion w/Rotor Q-rings




    I only ride the 29er. If they build a 29er SS short travel full suspension bike I wold buy it! I was hooked on dual suspension for a long time but with a 29 it almost seems to be overkill.

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