So I'm still going through the 'what bike should I get' stage. At least now I'm confident that a short travel 29er suits my local trails and riding tastes. Test rode a few FS bikes that had SRAM drivetrains and don't like the upshift lever ergonomics. I really prefer the Shimano 'trigger' set up and using my trigger finger to shift rather than the SRAM where it feels really awkward reaching forward with my thumb to find the lever. Looking around at 2018 model bikes and Shimano drivetrains aren't popular at all (Trek Fuel, Specialised Stumpy ST, Trance 29er) What's so good about SRAM GX Eagle that it's so dominant these days ? I've been out of the market for a long time hence I dunno why it is so..