Currently I'm riding a Specialized Enduro Comp 2012(32,4 lbs). The idea behind was to go occasionally on park rides but majority of the riding woud be local stuff. My experience in Maribor, Slovenia was that the bike could hold up but I could feel it's limits. Mainly talking about the fork here (Lyrik R). When i pumped it up so it wouldn't bottom out it felt harsh on braking bumps, when left at normal pressure it collapsed on the steep, gnarly stuff.
On the other side when I got to ride a Stumpjumper HT (23,8 lbs) here on the local trails it opened up a whole new world to me. The bike was so light I found myself sprinting half the way. On the Enduro it's just sit and spin.
I don't want to give up on the Enduro's hard hit capability that much but I am thinking of something in between the two. A bike that can handle small jumps, rocky,rooty sections and relative steep stuff but is sprintable. For the park rides I'll just rent a Demo, or buy one if the trips get regular.
Some that came to my mind:
1, Evil Uprising
2, Yeti SB66
3, Stumpjumper FS 29"
4, Santa Cruz 5010
5, Intense Tracer 275
An S-Works Enduro with a lighter build would be ideal I suppose but I just don't have the cash for that.
Would be happy to hear your thoughts on the matter.