I've started a new blog. "My Niner".
Basically, I've recently refound my love for mountain biking while on a work trip to The Downieville Classic and decided that I need my own mountain bike again.
After lots of research, I've decided on a Niner Air 9. Riding in the Bay Area is perfect terrain for a 29er. 29ers take the wheel diameter up to 29" from the standard 26" mountain bike wheel. This creates a larger contact patch and a larger wheel rolls over obstacles easier than a 26".
The Niner Air 9 is made from Scandium to keep the weight down while maintaining durability and stiffness.
Enough typing here...now go check out the new blog: www.myniner.wordpress.com