I'm looking to upgrade my entry level FS 26" XC bike for some bigger hoops and better components. I do mostly XC riding, minimal drops, no racing. I'm looking for a short travel trail bike, under $3K. Here's what I'm looking at, suggestions?
Santa Cruz Tallboy '12 - Tested it, seemed like a great bike. Really like the ride, very confidence inspiring.
Spec Camber Comp '12 - Tested. Similar ride to the Tallboy. Bit lighter, maybe more responsive. Currently have a Spec and it's been a great bike.