... Which is not to say that it isn't an excellent bike, I love it for its predictability, its consistency and its reliability.
But it's boring, for exactly the reasons I love it. I find myself choosing the hardtail (Decade Virsa)over the five every time.
So, I think I'm going to get a new frame, something that rewards good line choice and ****s you up if you get it wrong. A bike that can handle me having a go, not snapping at the first sign of a badly landed jump. A frame that you have to do a bit more than just pointing it down the hill and let go of the brakes.
I guess what I want is a FS bike that rides like my hardtail, is there such a thing?