Best FS All-mountain (1000-1700)
What would you all suggest as the best all-mountain bike that can still take a decent amount of FR-ish type things, nothing huge, drops around 5 feet but will still pedal somewhat reasonably? Some bikes I already have in mind:
Santa Cruz Heckler(not sure of price)
Specialized Enduro, and you can even buy it frame only.
Rocky Mountain Flow FS, built as a dirt jumper. Same frame as the Element/(old) Slayer, so definatley XC worthy, just built beefier for abuse.