Been out to the Alps for the last four years or so, mainly on a burly hardtail (456, Bfe etc.) which is fine but I fancy building something up over the winter which is full suss, 1x9, with about 160 ish mm travel, so not full on DH travel but something that's still rideable but tough enough to have some fun on. Something like the new Trek Slash or maybe Zesty-esque. Something which you could put Fox36s or Lyriks on, with a dropper post.
I'm at the 'Ideas' phase so just give me some bikes or frames that I should be looking out for. New is okay but I'd prefer a s/hand bargain really. I've already got some coil Lyriks so could be a frame only.