I think it's scareligious to do such a thing and wouldn't be caught dead riding this bike. Yikes!
Another abomination in the 29er world is the Thruster 29er. If you want cheap, and by biking standards I mean big box store quality then shield your eyes on this:
If you don't believe me this is for real, just click on the image and it will bring you to the website that is actually selling these bikes. This is the first that I had heard of this bike and in fact I thought the only type of really cheap 29er are the offerings from Bikesdirect.com. I, myself, couldn't beleive this was for real until I Googled it. If you can get it at Modell's or Dick's then you know it is cheap. I was surprised that you couldn't find it at Walmart or Target but I guess 29ers haven't quite hit their radar screen yet.
Ever hear of a Zoom 29er fork? Neither have I. My guess is it's just a re-branded RS Dart3. It's also funny that if you click on some of the thumbnails, not once do you get a good picture of the fork. Are they trying to hide something? It lookes like 29ers are finally hitting the mainstream because now they are being carried by the big box stores.