I've been a die hard, hardtail rider for 15 years and just bought a GF HiFi Pro 29er a few months ago. Used but new to me........I never thought I would hear myself say it, but I love riding this thing. Full suspension, disc brakes and 29" wheels are all new to me and I honestly don't think I could go back to riding a steel hartail offroad. My home trails are rocky, technical roller coasters and the hartail was really beating me up.........now it feels like I'm cheating with the technical aspects of this place, but alot less self abuse.
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'79/'80 Sekai 2700, Early 70's PX-10, '90/'91 Club Fuji, '83 Miyata 610, '70ish Zeus Gran Sport, '88 Centurion Ironman Master, '89 Bridgestone RB1, '99/'00 Gunnar Rockhound, '99 Surly Cross Check, '09 Surly Cross Check, Fuji Saratoga