Been riding on and off road for several years now and am looking to dive into the world of full suspension. I've been riding my Specialized Hardrock Sport Disc for about 2 years now and rode a Giant rincon before that for about 5 years. I think I'm ready to take the plunge into the FS world. The FS thing is very new to me, I ride predominantly single track/XC, no downhill for me here in Florida. I am looking for some suggestions on bikes to look at in the sub $1500 range. I have checked out my LBS for what they have to offer and have seen the Giant Trance X4 at $1399 and they also have stock on '08 Spec. FSRxc Comps for $1250. Other than that, I havnt really seen too much in my price range. As of right now, I'm really leaning towards the Giant only because I had great luck with my last giant, my current Spec. is nice but it just doesnt impress me as much as my old giant did. Looking for suggestions on what other bikes I should look at for my application and price range. I'm lookin for a larger frame as I'm 6'3" with a 33.5" inseam. I'd really prefer a bike with disc brakes as that is what I have become acustomed to. I dont mind building the bike from the ground up, maybe some suggestions for framesets would be good too, although a complete bike would be better. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance