I'm agonising over getting a full bounce (more XC orientated) bike. I have the choice of a Boardman Team FS (or possibly a Voodoo Zobop if it drops to £1k for christmas) at £680, or am looking at Chain Reaction's offerings, including the Sunn Shamann 2010. Bit more expensive at £900, so £220 increase in price, and I would most likely want to upspec it within fairly short order (to Shimano XT).
Thoughts? I notice that the Sunn weighs in at 11.6kg with inferior parts, so a good 2kg at least lower than the Boardman (dropping further when I upspec), but its a 2 year old bike. Is it worth the extra £220?