I'm agonising over buying a Klein Mantra, and had a couple of queries to anyone who has one (I ride an alluminium hardtail right now)
a) riding on technical downhill - I tend to hang off the back of my seat when descending steep bits(possibly gripping it with my thighs - hey I don;t look!) - this comes of maintaining a relatively high (or efficiennt!) seat. How well does the Mahtra respond to this approach, or do you need to "relearn" riding positions?
b) I notice that for next year the bulk of Mantra range has been dropped by Klein - any ideas why? The current rangfe only includes the Adept full suspension rig, which at their own admission is targetted differently.