Got the Jones for a new mounno lately. I was thinking more travel, maybe 5 inches, but lately 4 inches has re-emerged as the most appropriate to my needs. Here are the contenders so far.
Titus Moto Lite AL. This was at the top of the list a few weeks ago...5 inches, fairly light and proven design. Great reviews, and the suspension system I prefer.
Titus' 4 inch rocket, the Racer X. Lighter again, wins lots of 'best bike' awards in U.S. Firming in the stakes because of Horst Link design.
Santa Cruz Superlight. Klink's choice. Simple, sexy, single pivot. That's the only thing I don't like much, the lack of a Horst Link. But it looks hot, and is once again a proven design.
Stumpy... Oh yeah... carbon goodness, light, not quite 5", but F@#K Me! $3300 for a frame? And that's my cost price!
Ah, I know how this bike performs... awesome! But this baby is carbon fibre, so mucho expensive. (Actually not much more than the previous frames, just over 2 grand). I'd only buy this though........
Frame only... black. Cool. New Specialized shock. Mmmmm....
But I'll probably just stay with this, it's a great bike, it works, and I probably shouldn't spend money I don't really have!