OK,,I found my Specialized Epic29 was just not cutting it here in Tahoe, it just didn't have enough travel. I rode TC's Trek EX8 and even being a WSD in a size too small, I actually liked it better than my 29. Sooo back to the bike buying drawing board. First, the Epic is gone, sold in 2 days on Ebay. Now I am looking for a replacement. While I enjoyed the 29, most everyone out here rides a 26, so a 26 is a the direction I will be taking. As far as suspension I am thinking in the 5-6" range (130-140mm). Here is my short list,,,,
Trek Remedy 7
Santa Cruz Nomad
Santa Cruz Hecker
Diamondback Sortie 3 (because the killer deal on Promotive)
I am open to other suggestions but am looking to be be 30lb or less and in the "low 2's" price wise. If someone knows a killer deal or has a "connection" feel free to PM me. Sorry, but BWPA need not reply in thread.