I'm really keen on getting an AM bike. These are two good options for me I think. I think I can get the Pitch for $300 less than the Fluid. The Fluid is kitted a bit better: juicy 7 vs 5, x-7 vs x-5 shifters, x9 vs x7 rear der, etc. Maybe the Pitch has a better shock and fork though, I dunno. A lot of reviews, for whatever they are worth, mention repairs and problems with the fork and shock on the Fluid. I guess they work great as long as they don't break.