Just ordered a 29er for the first time. I've been thinking about picking up a new mountain bike for a while, but haven't been that dedicated. This week I've been itching to get in the dirt, so I started cruising Craigslist. Somehow in my convoluted searches I came across a new '09 Bianchi SOK 29er for $875. It was a deal I couldn't pass up. MSRP was $1799.
I'm excited to try out the 29er in the dirt. I haven't really spent any time on one. I figured it'd be a good way to stick with a rigid frame and still be a bit smoother and faster than a 26.
Anyway, I just wanted to share. I"m excited for the new ride to get here. Should be 4-5 days. I"ll take some pics after I get it built.