Got an itch for a new hardtail.
Currently got a pinnicle ramin, it's a 29er, i love the grip and the efficiency, kind of lacking in the fun department.
Reach is too short for a proper short stem, chainstays are pretty long. It jumps and manuals ok, more of a chore than a joy though.
So was looking at stuff like the kona honzo/taro, proper geo, so mega short CS, steep SA, long reach and tt, intended for properly short stems.
Then 650b came along, is it really best of both worlds? i love the efficiency from being able to run slick tyres on a 29er whilst still having grip as well as the way they carve (due to the low bb?), just can't have mega fun on it like my old blender.
So am i looking at 650b or 29er with the right geo?