I currently own an 05 East Peak and really enjoy it, plush yet efficient. I have tried a few 29er's and believe that the 29 will be the new standard. They were a blast. Was hoping Marin would have a 29 F.S. for 2011. I have heard they are working on one for 2012!
Not sure if I can wait so I've tried other brands. So far I like Giants Anthem the best and Gary Fishers HiFi Deluxe a very close second. Both of these were not ridden on trails so it was hard to truely compare.
Has anyone compared the 26" Maestro against the Quad Link? I'm thinking the 29er Marin will utilize a tweaked Quad Link.
Thanks for the opinions!