Trek Stache 8...What a bike!
This is my first 29er and my first hard tail in quite a while. I must say I'm pleasantly surprised, despite the pre 29er nerves. It's such a fun bike to ride, handles well on the singletrack, gobbles up the miles, irons our the bumps, climbs effortlessly and overall a very smooth ride. I haven't enjoyed riding a bike so much in a long time.
But this pleasure seems so wrong. My poor Zesty is being left out, with not much chance of getting a look in anytime soon.
If you're thinking about the Stache 8, go for it!