So my boss and the guys around the shop have been begging me to buy a MB finally and come out. I've had the chance to run around on some older Specialized, the new Cannondale F7, F5 and the Raleigh XXIX-G but I just can't seem to find that sweet spot, so I turn to you. I've contemplated a SS but think it's too much of a limiting factor. I hate the lefty, I don't know why - but then the headshox is just as terribad imho. Being in the shop part time wrenching, I have a pretty good idea of what I want, but am limited to what I've seen in the valley.
Must have X7 or better
Most of the riding is XC or firetrail. I cbf if it has disc or Vs. What I'm interested in is bang for buck. Hell, I'm tempted to cough up the Benjamins for a Lightspeed but I seriously want to stick to what I can use my discount for in the shop, and I don't think we can order them and get them shipped in.