Test rode several excellent bikes. Worthy of particular mention
Orange 5 29er
Santa Cruz Tallboy
Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Expert Carbon EVO 29
Cube Stereo HPC 160
but this bike the Norco Sight Killer B-2 just felt right for a 6ft slim chap
Maybe its the 650B wheels or maybe it was just the fact it was sunny today dunno. Amazing how bikes have come on even since my last bike purchase 6 years ago.