As I lean more towards the XL is open up the opportunity to get the 9.7. From what I can see u get the much better 36 fork (with 200g weight penalty), carbon frame, and downgrade to NS shifters (but keep GX dr). Any other pluses minuses to the change. I ride at about 215lbs. Figure the price change is less than just upgrading the forks and get the carbon frame. Can upgrade shifter in future for minimal cost. Is 200g in front noticeable? Thanks.