I got myself a new job, so I'm looking at picking myself up a new bike pretty soon. I ride a lot of rocky, rooty trails on hardpack, so I'm thinking a 5" travel full sus is what I want. Something to handle fast rocky single track that's still rideable all day.
This has led me to a few bikes, and the one I'm most curious about right now is the Rocky Mountain Altitude, which is a 650b. Anyone ridden RM bikes? What are your impressions on them?
Also on the list is a Norco Sight 650b, a Jamis Dakar and the Scott. I'd really like to keep it under $4000 Canadian.
I am pretty fixated on 650b wheels but they're not a requirement. For right now, I'm really looking for opinions on RM. Not a brand I've seen much.