This is the first model we came out with in '99. It's basically your workaday 26" cross country bike. Race it, ride it, whatever. The geometry was designed to do a lot of things well; singletrack, fire roads, long climbs, short track, you name it. If you like to flick and move the bike around while you ride, the Option 3 is that bike. While the other wheel sizes may have stolen the spot light in recent years, nothing allows you the freedom of movement like a 26. Available as frame only, frame and fork, "chassis", or complete bike.