I'm looking to upgrade my Blue Pig into more of an aggressive all mountain machine for some big tours I've got lined up. I love her how she is but I have some European Big Mountain Rides in the pipeline so I'm wanting something with roughly 130mm of travel, light as possible but something I can really throw around.
I weigh around 65kg and I'm 5"4' so can get away with a pretty light build. Any suggestions, I've looked at the Trek Fuel, Lapierre Zesty, Yeti ASR amongst others.
I'm happy to salvage parts from my current build, currently Deore XT cranks, Mavic XM319 rims build onto DMR hubs, Avid Juicy's and some RaceFace finishing kit.
Naturally would like to spend as little as possible, don't mind buying frame only or a full build. Any thoughts, opinions/suggestions would be welcomed.