Hi guys,

I'm debating on the Ripley (LS, previous gen to the brand new one), but am still considering other bikes, namely the Stumpjumper St, Jet 9, and Tallboy (v3). For me these bikes all strike that similar mid-low travel 29 category and I have easier access to them.

I don't love the rear suspension on the stumpjumper but I could get a deal on it. The tallboy just feels like pretty solid all-around bike for east coast riding.

Also, I think the Jet 9 is a pretty great bike so if anyone had done that same comparison, I'd love to hear your thoughts. This is coming from someone who is very much lycra/XC driven but likes to have fun on a second more all-around bike. Thanks!