Hi,
I have recently decided to get back into Mountain biking after a hiatus of 8 years.
My biggest quandary is whether to go for the new on one 456 650b or Parkwood 29er.
I have previously owned a 456, my initial impressions were good, but I bought it at the same time as my daughter was born, so I ended up selling it before I got a good ride on it.
My riding will mostly be biased to descending, however I would like a good all rounder, as it will be out on all day slogs.
I am 6'1" and about 13 stone in weight.
I am reticent about the Parkwood, as I have been told you lose a lot of flickability and fun with a 29er.

Cheers

Ben