~4 inches of travel, ~2000-2500 bucks?
What should I be looking at here? I'm thinking the stumpy FSR comp or the fuel ex 8, what else?
I don't race, I'm ~185 pounds, been riding a rigid steel single speed for the past year and a half, and I'm looking for full suspension since I've been doing some harder trails, but I don't think I need a ton of travel since I'm kind of a wuss when it comes to hard core drops and stuff.
I've ridden both of the bikes above, but not back to back. I've got friends that work at a shop that sells Specialized, Trek, Gary Fisher and Cannondale. should I look at the rush? what about the 29ers? I'd be buying a large or extra large, maybe a 29er would be a good thing?
I'm open to other suggestions as well. just no crazy huge free ride bikes or bikes over 2500 bucks. feel free to try to convince me to get a hardtail, I'd like to hear some opinions.
Also, if this thread is a rehash of something else, you may be a smartass and provide a link to the thread where they discuss this topic.
thanks guys (and gals)