So I am in the market for a new bike and I am looking into getting a 27.5 this time around. Last bike I owned was a 2012 Trek X-Cal and just didn't fully love the 29er so looking forward to trying the smaller wheel.

I have access to deals on 2014 models of both the Marin models but the Orbea would be a 2015. All right around $2000 so it seems like the Team CXR is the obvious choice but just wanted to see if anyone had any ideas for something better in that price range.