Assuming my Spearfish that's up for sale goes, i'm in the market for a new bike, I've got a couple of guys interested and waiting on pics and I expect it should go fairly soon.
So, I've narrowed my options to the 2 above bikes, looking for something more AM than the Spearfish, with the ability for more rougher terrain, obviously at the consequence of weight and geometry, but that's the decision I've made at the moment.
Both bikes appeal massively... although not quite as much as the 1 version of both.. but that pushes the price up more than I want to spend, so it's model 2 of each that's on the list.
The Cannondales shock system with the adjustable suspension seems to be tipping the voting in my head in it's favour. But the removing of the wheels etc seems a little more complex, no QR stuff on the Cannondale.
Both are running 15mm front, which means I should be able to put my spare wheels in, both are 142x12 rear, which means if I keep the Hope PRo2's I can probably get converters, if I keep the Giant wheels, I don't know...
the brakes seem to be won on the Commencal with Formula RX12's fitted over the Magura MT2's on the Cannondale. I must admit i'm a fan of the Formulas in general.
The gear parts are a little better on the Cannondale in general....
Any experience with either, or even suggestions at £1600 29erAM's would be much appreciated.