I have the 2017 Giant Fathom 2 and really love it except for one thing. I wish that i forked over the extra cash for the Fathom 1 with the slx drivetrain because 2x really is inferior to 1x. Otherwise it is a great bike, love the dropper post! I would reccomend the 27.5 version because the 29er is more of an xc bike because it has Maxxis Ikons and only 100 mm of travel. Good luck!