There is so much fuss regarding teh ss 29'ers these days that I am feeling obligated to give one a try. I don't need to be convinced on the merits of the 29'er. I'm sold. And when I am going to purchasing my next MTB it is definately going to be one. Riding my cross bike as a XC bike for the past two years has taught me one very important thing.
1. I don't really need much suspension for XC riding in and around Golden
2. I love the way 700c wheels feel on trails for rolling over obstacles
3. I use one gear ONLY when I am in the Moonrakers on my cross bike.
It really makes me wonder if the SS 29'er is it. It would like to have the option to run a 1x9 setup in case the singlespeed thing doesn't work out. I have tried a couple variations and have yet to find that perfect combo on a MTB.
I really don't think that a custom 29 er frame is in the cards for me this summer, I'm saving for a custom cross frame regardless, but I might have found the bike that will do everything I'm looking for....and....it's sexy!
I have ALWAYS loved Fisher bikes. I owned one about 14 years ago and really enjoyed it. It was steel. This one is an aluminum.......hmmmmmm. Maybe it is not the perfect bike (I am a huge steel fan) but here it is regardless. Presenting the Gary Fisher Rig.........tudum.