I had a Trek 7.3, which was beautiful and light, but I didn't like the frame geometry and always felt too upright and squished together, if that makes any sense.
Now I have a Trek (Gary Fisher Collection) Kaitai, about which I love the frame geometry, feel stretched out in a good way and generally comfortable, but this bike is SO HEAVY that even with the 29 inch wheels I am expending so much energy propelling forward that it's not satisfying.
Is there a happy medium? A bike with mountain-ish lean over, stretch out feel but doesn't weigh as much as my '66 Mustang? Love to hear your thoughts.