I'm researching new bikes for my Spring wish list. I'm looking for a light all-mountain bike. Something with around 5" of travel and 30 lbs and under. Something I can take the occassional 2-3 foot (maybe bigger, but not much), yet still be efficient for 25+ mile epic rides. The FSR Comp (typo in the title) and Blur LT seem to stand out right away. The Horst link seems to be the FS design of choice, but how close is the VPP? Is it better in any way?
A Blur LT speced similarly go the FSR Comp is quite a bit more expensive. Any reason to consider the Blur other than having a bike that no one else around here has? Any other bikes that I should be looking at?
If I don't go the FS route, I may think about building up a nice, steel hardtail. Since I already have a hardtail, I'm thinking of looking at the FS route.