Just got the Canyon Grand Canyon AL 29er built up for riding and racing. Yes, there has been a huge delay in getting the 2012 team bikes from Germany. Too complicated to get into here on the blog. But with that now behind us, I did get a quick 2 hr ride on the local trails which I have been riding a 26er on since 2007. Got to say, the fun level was elevated! More to come after weekend! Need to see if this might be the bike choice for the 2012 Colorado Trail Race. 29er, bout time, right?