After 5 years on my hardtail Marin I bit the bullet on a new Fuel EX7 29er. Not the best pic, but at least she's dirty! Rides great, though the bike makes me believe I'm a better rider than I really am (as evidenced by the large bruises on my arm and thigh). What a difference in feel on the trail. Still need to get the suspension dialed in, but I'm having a blast. No regrets!