Well i never saw myself posting a 'what bike' thread as i've always been so sure when buying before!
Previous bikes have been, specialized sx trail, yeti 575 and a cannondale jekyll, i sold them all about a year ago and am finally in a position to get a new bike, i'm after just one bike this time though, which is where the problem lies.
I do a mixture of riding, locally it'll be some local trails, with trips to bedgebury, friston, the downs and so on, but i'd also like to get back to going to wales and other trail centres around the south as much as time/money permits.
I'd like to try and find something that fits between my old yeti 575 and my old sx trail, the sx was just too much for my local riding although i use to love it on the bigger stuff, the yeti was brilliant for my local stuff but on the bigger stuff it always felt too fragile and just not man enough to cope with how i like to ride.
The bike i keep coming back to now is a 2013 lapierre zesty 314 (budget of up to about £2.5k ideally) what else should i be looking at? Any advice will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance,