Next summer ill be looking for a new bike, I already have an XC bike, and a roadie, so im looking basically for a bike to go a bit mad on
Recently ive been doing increasingly mad drops to flat (3 foot and higher) and on my alu SE3 HT i dont think its good for the bike at all. So im looking dual suspension, nice and strong.
Basically these are the specs im looking for if possible
Lockout front and rear (hate sus on climbs)
As light as possible (im used to an old 40lbs behemoth dually so i could deal with that weight if i had to)
Around 5" of travel front and rear (you think thats enough)
Hydro discs, as im used to em now. Brilliant
Decent spec, im used to Deore/XT
I had my eye on a few
Specialized Bighit Expert (i know i know no lockout)
Specialized Enduro Expert (prolly best bet)
Kona Stinky Dee-lux
Trek Liquid 30 (my fave, MAGIC shock and forks, perfect methinks)
Im totally NOT restricted to those models or companies so fire away.
Ill be willing to spend around £2000~$3300 and i weigh 150lbs.
What do you guys recommend?
P.S LOL side note, i weighed my bikes today, and my old Cuda, weighs 40lbs, and my new Giant weighs 27! Makes a huge difference.