Iíve been dreaming about 29erís for 2.5 years, and although had the green-light to buy at any time, I didnít quite feel compelled to jump in yet. Due to an in-progress warranty issue with my main 26er, I begin test riding 29ers while my 26er is down.
After test riding a rental 429 for ~6 hours over a recent weekend, I decided that the 429 was the right fit for what I wanted in the 29er format. So I called Pivot the next morning to ask a few questions and see about availability of the 429 in the size/color I wantedóno availability on new orders until around March 2011 (Iím mentally preparing to wait until then to get what I wanted).
I tell my wife the bad news over a phone call that morning while weíre at work, and within 15 minutes after hanging up the phone, she has found the size/color I wanted at a bike shop within ~3 hr drive from where we live, and put the bike on hold for me.
End of the story is that my wife feels like a hero since she was so resourceful and found the bike I wanted so fast, and Iím riding a new black X0 429 and really enjoying it!
Last edited by robertj; 11-18-2010 at 07:54 PM.
Sweet man. What sort of 26er did you replace? Some of those 29er builds with the Dorado look like they might be fun........
Thanks, and I know this thread is worthless without pics!
Originally Posted by gticlay
Kind of strange, but I think it will "replace" both my 6"/5.5" heavier AM bike and my lighter/aging 5" trail bike for most of my local riding, as the 429 does what I want it to better than both of my current 26ers. I plan on keeping it at a durable but lighter weight, so it will remain as fun to climb with as it is now. It's not as plush on the downs as my AM bike with a coil shock but I'm perfectly ok with that for my local riding.
I still have a need for a 6-7" AM bike for trips, and need to get that sorted out next spring. A burlier 29er could satisfy that need, but I think that market is still being sorted out, and I have parts to go on a 6-7" AM bike now.
Cool... I might try a 29'er when they get up to 150mm out back. There was a sweet Lenz at Interbike 2009 with a White Bros triple clamp fork up front, but I don't want a single pivot based design.
Originally Posted by sparkie
...can't wait for the upcoming holidays so I can ride longer during the week.