fuck, I keep accidentally clicking reply before i'm done writing.
anyways if you are riding stuff that is more XC oriented, I would go with a 29er with around 120 to 140mm of travel. just stuff off the top of my heard are the Trek Rumblefish, Specialized Stumpy FSR 29, Ibis Ripley 29, Scott Genius 900, Transition Bandit 29 or Covert 29.
Go to multiple shops and compare different bikes and sizes to see which one fits you and your riding style best.
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