Been scratching my head over what to do about the efficient mile munching bike.
Got a xc 29er HT at the mo, it's ok, definitely feel held back by it in terms of being silly. I've also a bum knee that soon gets to beat up in anything rough.
Demoed a more fun looking tougher 650b hardtail yday, felt a little let down by how inefficient it was and how not fun it was, just a lump that didn't do much really. Was hoping for efficiency and playfulness, didn't feel like the answer.
Got me thinking what i don't like about the 29er, i think it's capability, so add in some rear suspension and some slacker angles, 29er efficiency with some added gun power.
Something like a fuel ex 29 still going to be mega efficient whilst still being somewhat capable?