Yeah, I've told the seller it's not for me!
The search continues..... Something around the 160mm travel area that still goes uphill that can take a beating. Looking at the five, but there's nothing about at the minute. Budget is around £500 for the right frame/shock combo
If I had to get rid of all my bikes and keep just one it would be the Cannondale Gemini, it does it all and it does it bloody well, put long travel forks and shock on and it becomes a 100% downhill monster, keep it all around 130mm it'll do all mountain with ease, lock out the rear and it's a hardtail XC machine and whack some slicks on there and lock out front and back and it's a surprisngly fast and agile commuter. Mines very light too, never had it on the scale but I reckon it's around 12-13 kg. Every time it gets ridden I think, why don't I ride this all the time ? It got one of the highest scores on mtbr by users too. Climbs like a goat too. Fantastic bike. http://www.mtbr.com/cat/bikes/freeride- ... 43crx.aspx