Hey Guys-
So there is tons of info on here about 29ers and it's been great reading all your thoughts.

What I am really wondering about now is:
-- Soul Cycles vs Niner Air9: Pros and cons? I plan to race sport class XC in Minnesota.
-- What weights are you guys coming in at with your 2x9s and front suspension?
-- What would be a quality build in terms of lightweight and not totally bank breaking?

Any thoughts or pics that you think could be helpful, I would really appreciate!

If it helps I am 6'2" with a 34" inseam and 205lbs.