I took deliver of my new rockhopper comp today. This was my first time on a 29er. I love how it carries speed. I have been impressed with it so far. I probably only rode 4 or 5 miles yesterday after I built it. I'm coming from a 2012 Lappierre Pro Race 700. So this is a mu h cheaper bike. I just love it and how the 29" wheels maintain speed. It's a dream pedaling on the flat lands of Nebraska.