Ok, so my local shop is having a sale right now that is only running to the end of this week (Friday). I've narrowed it down to two bikes. The first is a Giant Talon 27.5 4 for an out the door price of $600 and the other is a Giant xtc 27.5 2 for $1500 out the door. Is the xtc really worth the extra $900? I ride for exercise and enjoyment and will not be racing any time in the near future. Only bikes I've rode so far are rentals at the National Whitewater Center in Charlotte, NC. I know people will say demo demo demo, but I can't before his sale ends Friday and I hate to miss out on saving several hundred dollars on a bike purchase.