Broke my ankle, stuck with my leg up for 8 weeks and looking at getting back into shape by starting to do some more XC riding once the cast is off. I live on the North Shore in Vancouver and wanting a bike that can climb well yet ride some knarly terrain. I'm torn between the Stumpjumper and the Enduro. Watching Ned Overend ride the bike on youtube makes me want to cut off my cast and buy the stumpy right now. But I'm worried it doesn't have the strength/travel for some tougher riding. I like the enduro, because it seems to have the travel to ride some tougher terrain, but will it climb well? I've got a demo 8 now - so when I want to ride Whistler/Freeride, I'm covered. I've tried riding the demo up Fromme mountian (about 2km elevation climb) and just about barffed up a lung.
P.S. If you like the song in the stumpy youtube vid...I know what it is...for a small fee