shopping for some new wheels and could use some input.
after a 15 year hiatus from cycling i began riding my current bike, a GF Nirvana S - basically a commuter hybrid with a suspension fork, last summer. it does fine around town and i've tweaked it to suit my asphalt needs.
however, the dirt has been calling me and i've been test riding some HT MtB's.
i'm torn between a GF 29er, an X-Caliber to be precise, which i rode last week, and the Klein Attitude V which i test rode today.
i loved them both and the Klein was sale priced at $1259.
any feedback from readers regarding these two bikes would be appreciated - suggestions for comparably equipped alternatives, etc. pros - cons?
p.s. - i don't plan on racing just putzing on local slopes, riverbeds and similar off-road terrain.