Pro, Pro SL, or just the Fantom...

I have a buddy that recently sold his bike (Specialized HardRock..), intending on purchasing a new one.

his dilemma is now that he wants a 29er, and can't find one he likes. He's looking for bikes in the $600-850ish range...Which really only leaves 2 options available at the local shop...the hardrock or rockhopper, he likes the fit/feel of the rockhopper but it only comes in a crappy green color, and he doesn't want to spend the money on a bike he doesn't like lookin at lol.

Anyways..I tried looking around to see what I could find him and these Motobecanes from bikesdirect.com look like really decent bikes..

Only problem is, he wants to ride one before he buys one...understandable.

If anyone has one of these bikes, please reply here or PM me, if you'd be ok with letting my buddy take it for a quick spin...