Sorry but I have to ask since there's nowhere I can go to see one in the flesh.
I'm after a cheapish bike to get through the winter which will then be my girlfriends first bike when I get something bouncy. She's 5'10" and I'm 6'2" so I'm thinking we might need a large.
Never had a 29er before. I have grown up and embraced pedalling but I don't want a joyless misery machine. Not scared of drops and jumps but obviously I'm planning to buy a proper trail bike next year so it's not the be all and end all.
Any opinions? I'm worried that the cheaper of the two will be too fragile and I don't want to be replacing parts right away. Everything on the spec list is totally unknown to me.