possibly looking to buy a new mtb. 1st one in over 3 years. i have a couple of criteria i want to meet with it.
firstly, a lightweight bike that is good uphill is not a necessity, uphills will either be spun in granny gear or walked up.
secondly, a bike that is fun on contouring rolling terrain.
thirdly, a bike that is fun for out of control downhills with a crap pilot onboard, and possibly in the future will be ok for a odd enduro event.
lastly, it must be a 29r, cos i suit one more that most, and i look a complete tool perched on a 26'' wheeled bike.