Looking at buying my first full sus and weighing up a couple of 120mm options and a 140mm option. Suspect the former probably suits my normal riding better, but I'm likely to be going to the alps in summer where the latter would be spot on.
2 main contenders are the Norco Fluid in Evans (meaning I can actually test it out and potentially use a cycle-to-work voucher as part payment) and the Canyon Spectral that every man and his dog seems to be after right now:
Norco Fluid, 120mm both ends:
Canyon Spectral, 140mm both ends
My favourite type of riding is wilderness epics that may involve some rocky descents, but will take at least as many miles of easy landrover track and hike-a-bike to get there. Torridon loop and Cairngorm loops aplenty please.
But those trips are few and far between so much more regularly I'm just at Swinley or the Surrey Hills (and that's usually a 25-30 mile XC round-trip from Dorking, rather than sessioning particular trails). I've also found myself enjoying the ups more than the downs recently (eg. the White's Level climb at Afan last weekend).
Currently I'm riding (100/120mm) hardtails or ocasionally a fully rigid. My biggest concern is that any full sus is going to feel like a big jump, so is it possible that the Canyon might be too much?