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I am looking at buying a used bike to replace my Intense M1. I have $1000-$1500 to spend.

I ride mostly the local So-Cal trails, but a few times a year we spend a long weekend at Bootleg Canyon. So I am looking for something that can climb decently, but that also will do well on the bigger stuff at Bootleg. Probably a 6" travel, all mountain type bike. As far as riding style, I am usually toward the back of the group of guys I ride with when we are climbing, but I am always the fastest going downhill. I push myself and my bike hard on the downhill.

Also, I am 34 years old, 6 foot 1 inches tall, and 220 lbs, so I need something that wont turn into a noodle when I push it hard.

I have been looking a bit and have seen a few bikes in my price range:

05 Intense Uzzi SLX
05 Specialized Enduro
Giant Reign
Kona Stinky
Kona Dawg

What would you guys suggest I look for in this price range?
 

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I have heard that the Stinky doesnt climb as good as the Uzzi, but that the Uzzi is more flexy.

Any truth in this?
 
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