I've had a sore back for a few weeks (getting old) so took the Five out for a spin on some very tame forest trails at the weekend. Normally I'd take the 29er HT for a ride like that (most of it could be done on a road bike to be honest), but I still came back with a big grin on my face.
There is nothing special about the Five. It isn't the best bike in the world and it certainly isn't the fastest anywhere, but whether I'm bimbling along a forest trail, messing about on slippery trails in the woods or pushing the (very narrow) limits of my nerve on some rocky descent it always makes me feel like a little kid on his first bike again.
So, what bike does that for you?