I have been test riding bikes like crazy trying to determine my next ride. I finally decided on the Giant XTC 2. Well I figured now it was no problem just go get the bike. Unfortunately my LBS threw me another curve. They just built up a '03 XTC 2 frame in my size that was special ordered but never picked up. It has XT front and rear derailliers, LX shifters, Avid SD5 brakes, LX hollowtech cranks, time pedals and the remain components basically like a factory XTC. They have it priced exactly the same as the factory bike. The only thing holding me back from jumping on this deal is the built bike has the top of the line Judy from '01. I'm not sure of the exact model, but the salesman refered to it as a race model with 95mm or travel. I only found a '00 Race Judy so maybe it isn't even a '01. Would I be better off with the new Skareb Comp and just upgrade the derailliers (which I figure is cheaper than a nice shock) or is the Judy comparable enough that I should jump on the built bike they have?