December 14th, 2011 05:54 PM
I also have a Fisher Hi Fi 29er and a Specialized Rockhopper SL 29er single speed. The Honzo holds a line like a locomotive compared to both of theese bikes. I had a Vassago Bandersnatch 29er but I didn't like the geometry (long chainstays and steep head angle). I looked at Canfield Bros Yelly and Nimble 9 and also at the Banshee Paradox but the Honzo's geometry and price finally won me over. It seems that the new wave of 29ers have slack head angles and short chainstays. A few years ago 80mm was the average fork travel but now we are seeing 120mm / 140mm of travel. It all adds up to a really fun to ride trail bike.