Bought a Trek EX8 in 2008. For my first full sus it has been fun, but I find it a bit wallowy on the climbs and would like some thing that climbs like a hard tail and descends like the full sus (wouldn't we all?!). I tend to ride red-black trails, full days out in Scotland and play in the local woods.
I am just looking for frame (and possibly forks). I will hang the stuff from the EX8 on it. I tend to ride blokes bikes as a 5'9" woman, but I like something with a shorter reach if possible.
My present thoughts are Yeti ASR 5 or Mythic Spitfire (partially because I went to Uni with the designer Keith!). Any views on either (have already read the previous post about the Spitfire) for someone with my riding requirement? Or any other suggestions?