So I grew up riding rigid bikes.
Like a frog in a frying pan my bike keeps getting bigger. I'm now on a 170/150mm 29er and honestly I'm just not sure it suits my riding style. I keep modifying hoping to help with it more and.... I dunno.
I rode my buddy's 2018 devinci spartan yesterday and although it's a 170mm bike it's 650b and plenty shorter than my bike, certainly *felt* much more manageable.
Having never ridden it before I was more comfortable and could rip corners and jump better than my own bike.
I also really like hardtails so I often find myself questioning whether I should be on something a bit non-typical for the shore like a 5010 or a mojo 4. The challenge is that nobody really sells or demos bikes like that around here.
It's wierd becuase the "smaller" bike actually felt less sketchy as it felt less like a runaway train.
I was even thinking about getting an old school transition scout and having the option to mullet it as an experiment.
So who's riding a "small" bike on the shore as a primary set of wheels?