After riding my current (and only) bike for the past few months, I thought that I'd like to try something different. I was thinking that something a bit more sporty, lighter and more agile, say like flat barred road bike.
But after today... all that goes out the window. I took an unplanned test spin on a GF Sawyer. Huge tires compared to my 26x1.5's. Never experienced disc brakes before, and this thing had hydro's- I locked the rear (and skidded) without even trying. I even got the thing airborne launching off of the curb. As much fun as this bike was, It's not for me due to it's price and styling.
So, basically, what are some models out there that would be considered "Urban Assault" or "overbuilt" for commuting in the city and on paved MUPs? I have a couple in mind already, but there maybe something out there that I'm unaware of. Requirements are it be a 29er, have disc brakes, and sticker under a grand.