Just called in to Stif as I was passing and had a look at the Orange Gyro. Must admit it's very nice.
Not patronising you or anyone but its going to be something to try rather than look at. It was reviewed in this months WMB or MBUK (I forget which) and didnt get a glowing report.
Would love to try a 29er. Looking for a cheapy but even on ones seem to go for £90 second hand, when you can get them new for £139.
Dont seem to be many second hand yet either, ebay and the like, but that will filter through I guess.
Don't worry, I'd defo have a demo before taking the plunge and don't think it'd be a Gyro anyway. Will take a lot to get me off a 5.
On the review side of things.... I find it strange that the 5 seems to win trail bike of the year in one of the main mags but never gets a mention in the others. I've read a review of the Gyro online that gave big thumbs up. Proof, if it was needed that you should always try a bike instead of going by the recommendations of the mags (slaves to the ad men?).