Join Date: Jan 2003
Bikes: Bianchi 928, Bianchi Pista Concept 2004, Surly Steamroller, 1998 Schwinn Factory Team Homegrown, 1999 Schwinn Homegrown Factory, 2000 Schwinn Panther, Niner EMD9
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Indeed. Vertex 30 is a heckuva bike for the money and should run about $1200 or so. Handbuilt quality, bodacious frame, and not everyone has one.
Fishers are nice, if the geometry works for you. X-Caliber will be very different from the KHEK or Big Sur as it is a 29'er.
Bottom line is you need to ride as many bikes as you can within your price range and decide which one you like best-that's the important part.
As to the fastest bike among those, that depends on you, my friend.