Ok, I'm looking at upgrading from my Specialized Hard Rock comp. I have owned this bike for around 5 years. I have been out of biking for the past 3-4 years or so. I am now getting back in and I wan't to get a better bike. My uncle owns a bike shop and the brands he has are what I have to buy. Mainly because he would hate me if I bought something else. He has Specialized, Trek, and Gary Fisher. I have been looking into bikes from all three of the companies. The two bikes that I have narrowed it down to are the Gary Fisher Cake series, or the Gary fisher Sugar series. I don't know which one I should get. I know what I wan't to do , and the cake is my overall choice, but If the sugar can do the same things, then I would like the 29" wheels(I think). Can the Sugar take drop offs and jumps, like all mountain riding stuff. I just wish they made a 29" wheel version of the cake, then that would be without question I would wan't.
Make note that I haven't tried any of these bikes. I will be going to my uncles shop tomorrow, so I can try them out. I haven't talked to him about the bikes yet, so I just thought I'd ask for some input from people here.