the Epic has been ideal most of the time, because I try to only take it on trails that I know it’s built for. There in Denver, it’s done really well on Green Mountain and Centennial Cone. I actually tried a Stumpjumper on Green Mountain some time ago, and I really didn’t like it – the pedal bobbing drove me crazy. I think they’ve changed the geometry since then, but I know there’s going to be some efficiency loss with the new version.
In Dallas, I mostly ride over at Cedar Hill State Park. But a lot of people really enjoy the trails over on the north side of Grapevine Lake, so I would check that out as well.