For the last 9 months or so I've been riding a very nice but very old Marin. I've put a fair bit of new kit on it (inc. a new XT drive train) and it's got be back into MTB after a ~10 yr break but I've decided it's time to get something new.
I've got £1,500 and can't make my mind up between buying a Soul and sticking some new 120mm forks and wheels on it along with my current XT stuff or keeping it and buying a Canyon Nerve XC 7 and having two bikes?
Most of my riding is XC but I'm 15st so want something fairly tough. Going FS for the first time is something that appeals (esp to my back) but I can't be @rsed with the extra maintenance.