I ended up going with the 26er so far not disappointed, of course having test-rode a few 29ers I do notice some spots/lines where the bigger wheels would definitely be advantageous. maybe next time
omg RAD paint job. A buddy of mine used to race road bikes back in the 90s. He's got a GT that he had custom anodized with purple and yellow parts!!! You need a turquoise top tube pad on that thing!
Argo, Fuji makes nice bikes. I'd be wary of a low end FS mtn but if the org price is 3k Im sure it's a very nice bike.
I am still healing from my busted finger but next week I am going up to the Mammoth bike park. Im gonna bring a road bike and rent a FS mtb