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I just got back from test ridding The Devinci Wooky S and the Rocky Mountain Trailhead 29. So i'll start with the Devinci, I tried the medium as suggested and the sales rep cut a bit in the saddle post to get the right saddle height for me. I went out and rode the bike for a while. i liked the 29 sized tires, the gear shifts smoothly and the brakes are good too. I also liked that the bike has a remote lock on the fork. I also liked the color and the total appeal of the bike. Having no experience with the mountain bike so i asked the Rep if my posture on the bike was good or am i little forward to the handle bar. And he said that i have a correct posture towards the bike. Over all i liked the Bike but i still have to see what the Rocky Mountain's fit and feel on me compared with the Wooky.

I head out to the second bike shop where they carry the RM Trailhead, The rep again suggested me to try the medium but this time the saddle post needs no alteration as he immediately lowered the saddle to the right height. I stepped outside and rode the bike. The first thing i noticed is that the handle bar is a little bit closer to me (which i really don't know what the effect on prolonged riding good or bad). The ride and the breaks are as good as the Devinci, though the gear on the RM does not shift as smoothly as the Devinci. I liked the bike as well but with the question in mind about the gear shifting.

To summarize, I am a little biased with the Devinci because I liked the color better and it has a remote lock on the fork though it is $100 more. The bike shop offered me 10% discount towards buying bike accessories so i have $130 to spend on accessories and 1 year free of service on bike flats and other adjustments.On the other hand the sales rep told me that because I am looking at a 2015 he cannot give me any discount. So please knock some sense out of me if the remote lock on the fork justifies the $100! But the discount towards accessories just even out the price difference. The RM's handle bar is closer to me in comparison with the Devinci, but I'm not saying there is awkwardness on either, i just don't know if closer is better or the other way around with prolonged riding. But for me the gear shifting on the Devinci is smoother. Please share your thoughts on my dilemma and help me make a better decision....Thank you in advance and apologies for my ignorance!!!!!!
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