I have been researching trying to find a bike that will deliver a "smoother" ride than my current Trek 4300. It might seem backwards that I am looking for a plush mtb, but for my riding style, it is what i want. I mainly ride rock and dirt roads and do no trail riding at all.
These roads start to sort of take a toll after 15,000 miles. I'm still holding up and my bike seems to be as well, I'm just interested if there is something out there that would deliver a ride that wasn't quite as harsh.
My LBS rep suggested that I get a Felt with carbon seat stays. Does that sound like a good idea?