I did some searching, but haven't seen much about the new 2011 Specialize 29er class.
I ride a hard tail and about 95% of my riding XC with some pretty technical stuff. I'm currently considering a 2011 Specialized Epic Comp Carbon 29er (http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/...cname=Mountain) but would like some opinions on alternatives/need for a 29er. I'm 6'2", 200lbs. I have been riding for a while but am not the most technical or fastest. I can hold my own though, and I am looking to take my riding up a notch. I want a nice bike that will last and work for me in the years to come. Money isn't as big as a concern as is finding the right bike. I rode the non carbon version and it was a world of difference from my 2006 Kona hard tail.
Thanks in advance everyone