Nice on the Chise! 29er. The 27.5+ (which I realized has the same rolling diameter as a 29) has really grown on me because I'm older now and suck, and also because the bigger tires provide a much easier learning platform for my daughter to hit the easier trails. I went down to the LBS (local bike shop) to check out a Fuse 27.5+. Unfortunately, not a single one in sight; they may have sold just one in the past several months. Hardtails just don't sell in my area. The sales guy was sympathetic as he rode a Fuse. The bikes that sold the most were full suspension (totally not necessary as the local area is mostly climbs, and most paths zigzag or are shared with hikers, preventing insane downhill shenanigans.) Half of the full suspension bikes on display were also electric assist, go figure. (I find this extremely disturbing). So I head to the Trek dealer for a closer look at the Roscoe. This is a weird mountain bike. The M size felt too tall, and the S felt too cramped lengthwise. Also noted steering was twitchy for such a pushed back seating position (Procaliber was no better, but not in consideration because I'm pretty set on the 27.5+) WTH I'm thinking because this bike can't be good for climbs and the steering seemed a bit too twitchy for downhill. I guess I'm kind of surprised because Trek seems to be such a trusted name (then again, I've only owned x2 Trek road bikes, not MTBs). Maybe they make stuff for people with super long legs and short torsos. I am the opposite. Anyway, on the shortlist are the Diamondback Sync'r, Specialized Fuse, and Salsa TImberjack. All these bike suit me better with longer top tube relative to the stack. I'd have to use a 100mm stem on the Trek Roscoe, and that would feel weird. Also, the seating is more directly over the pedals than on the Trek. I'd get another 2018 Pantera if I can find another at S size with 1x and SLX or better parts (the SLX stuff barely cuts it, but I've been spoiled with XTR/XT in the past). This is a pain. I've love to support the LBS, but if they don't stock what I want, what I can I do? Also, what's up with Trek's 141mm rear hub? This is all so confusing today. I found out we were riding the bike with the clutch on RD off. I'm assuming the proper size fork for a 27.5+ would be a 29.