The brief: a full sus 29er for a double broken wrist big wheel fetish comeback with 3k top budget.
Ok, so I broke both my wrists really badly last year and haven't been proper mountain biking since. However, I'm being put back together by a top surgeon (big shout out to Rob Farnell) and will be back on the trails proper by May.
My problem is that I have fallen in love with the way of the big wheels but my singular swift is too rigid for my somewhat weakend wrists. I have an Orange Five as well and I love it but its not satisfying my big wheeled fetish.
If i could melt both bikes down and meld them i wpuld have my perfect bike. In reality I will flog them and buy one bike to rule them all -a full bouncing 29er. Trouble is, which one?
A gyro? I thought I had made my mind up, It seems to tick the boxes
But what's that coming over the hill?
Bugger. Maybe that's perfect.
All I know is I will be very much a wheels-on-the-ground type rider for the foreseeable.
Opinions on the above bikes please? Or have I missed a different contender out there?