Was over at Swinley on the Spearfish at the weekend with a mate and rode his Zesty for a bit, semi carbon, Formulas, XTR etc 140mm travel.
I really quite enjoyed it... it was a good 'fun' bike, seeming to launch itself effortlessly off every bump and jump possible.
So, i was thinking... "Hmmmmm maybe i should get something a little more playful"
Thoughts wandered onto the Commencal Meta AM Summer 29, in CRC at silly money.... then onto the Cannondale Tigger 29 at Pauls Cycles, again with a chunk of cash off...
But i was wondering if it's the weight of the Zesty that makes it fun, or the smaller 26 wheels... or ... i dunno.
I was also thinking about something like a cheaper idea of a Giant Reign, but then that's overkill for 99% of my riding really. Whereas the 29ers above would work well and if need be i could sell the Spearfish.
I do love the Spearfish... but it's 'focused' compared to the Zesty.
The next obvious question i can see is..."why not just get a Zesty"...
TBH, they're like ORange 5's and Audis to me.... They seem to be a lifestyle weekend warrior type bike, muppets just showing off to their mates about how much money they have, which doesn't inspire me.