I'm a road cyclist who just moved to Revelstoke, BC where summers are all about X-country riding and hot springs. The terrain here is a bit more technical than other X-country from what I know. I used to race when I was 12 in Ontario but haven't done much mountain biking since (after a few busted bones).
I need to find a good lightweight dual-sus bike that can handle everything here in Revy and can also manage a weekly trip to Silverstar for some downhill riding. My sister-in-law rides a Trek Fuel 8 and it seems to fit the bill for the most part, but is maybe not tough enough for a lot of downhill. I know how annoying newbs can be but I'm hoping someone will be happy to offer their $0.02.
Price range is under $2000, I'd like to find used, but I really want to know what I should be looking for.