If you are primarlily looking at trails then arent real rocky you might take a look at some of the lighter hardtail bikes out there like the Kona Kula, Giant Xtc, and Stumpjumper. There are others out there. There is nothing quite like having a 21 pound hardtail to show you friends up on a 3000 foot climb. Dont know what your budget is but I think a Specialized Stumpjumper FS is pretty much the gold standard for XC FS bikes.
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