I've finally got the clearance to purchase a 29er from my financial adviser and have a budget up to 'just over' a grand.
Will be riding lots of fast miles on farm/woodland terrain and forrays to Dark peak...so looking for something to go fast on with crazy rock-section capability NOT an Enduro-u-like monster.
Have ridden an Anthem, which proved more capable than my 130mm travel 26er full-sus...but not sure if a niner hardatail would be a better bet for 'all round' riding.
Seen a good deal on a carbon Giant XTC 29er...but also now tempted by the Genesis Mantle bikes...and the idea of buying British (or as British as you can get without visiting Halifax).
But are they any good?