I can't believe what I am seeing here, are people really taking a swig of the koolaid and then spitting it out because it's not their thing or are there other malignant forces at hand, like the economy? It seems like quite a few brandy new 29ers keep turning up on Craigslist in Fairfield County, and the rest of Connecticut for that matter, with sellers claiming low mileage or hardly ridden.
I don't think you can acurrately judge a bike's performance after 6 rides, unless you ride it everyday for a week on varying terrain and have an inkling of what you are doing. It's almost like their LBS got them loaded, sold them on the 29er, and now that they have sobered up they don't like it.
Here's a steel Jamis Dragon, that if I had it, I would call it the Green Dragon, and with an offer of free Candy. Now I know riding clipless is not for everyone but the fact that the pedals have toe clips is very revealing. The only people I ever see with clips off road are casual riders and not true lovers of single track. Rail trails, fire and dirt roads are perfect for clips. If you ride single track you are either clipped in or you are on platforms. Hence, further support to the idea that this guy took it up the keister from an unscrupulous LBS. Of course, he also could of gotten it online, too. Bicycle Bananas has it listed for $2,084. What he is selling it for, $600 from the listp plus what ever he paid to have it assembled. Here is the link to the ad if you want a closer look.
I have always wanted a Bianchi Single Speed but not in a 17" frame. Still this is a pretty good deal when you consider you get a free Park Tools work stand in the deal. With 2.4 inch tires, this would be a great snow bike, too!