I'm kinda in the market for a new (or at least to me) mountain bike, my needs are pretty straight forward. It needs to be good at climbing and descending in areas that may or may not have trails. This bike will be for fishing in odd spots pretty much exclusively.
I already have two mountain bikes that might work for the purpose, but I find myself drawn to 29ers.
So here's my bike options..
Nashbar AT1 29" Mountain Bike - Hardtail
Nash bar at-1 29, this looks promising other than the suspension fork, but I am mechanically handy and able to hunt down deals so it's not 100% a deal breaker.
I really do like the Gravity G29 fully rigid but I'm not sure I'm willing to wait till august for new stock
Save up to 60% off new Mountain Bikes - MTB - Gravity 29 SS Single Speed 29er Mountain Bikes
Bikes I have:
A fully rigid GT tequesta (1992 era about) I traded out the shifter/brake lever combo and brakes themselves to v-brake but there isn't much else I'd be willing to do to modify this bike.
Supergo All Access dual suspension (96/97 era?) I can picture this being a wonderful bike for descending but not so much for rough ascensions , am I mistaken?
I'm really not all that up to speed on the mtb scene unfortunately.. so it's hard for me to say what's better for climbing, 26 or 29? I know suspension helps with over all ride quality etc, but I also don't want to be putting in even more effort for some of these scary climbs I'll be contending with..
So I guess the question is, if these were your choices, your bikes and your money, what would you pick?