Where did you test ride the Dragon? What city and state?jaja said:I just rode one, and I'm thinking of buying it. Stock w/ pedals the bike weighs 27.4 pounds on the scale at the store (16'' size), if that matters to you.
I compared the Alliance w/ the XTC 1 and the Alliance has a more forgiving ride, so the the carbon really does its job. Compared to a steel bike--Jamis Dragon Comp--I found that the Alliance was more comfortable than the Dragon also, but not by a lot. The Alliance is quick and pretty nimble compared to the Dragon (to be fair, the Dragon was a little big on me (17'' size)).
I'd like to hear from anyone who has had an Alliance for an extended period.