I'm a longtime rider (15 yrs) and am finally ready to retire my hardtail ways (Schwinn Homegrown Factory hardtail) for some full-sus love. I've pretty well narrowed it down to the Maverick ML7 or 7-5 and the Turner 5-Spot or Flux. I live on the Front Range of Colorado, and my riding is 90% trails in this area with occasional road trips for rides on Monarch Crest, Summit County, Winter Park, etc. In other words, rocky terrain with a lot of steep climbs and descents. I'm a trail rider -- not a hucker, so I'm looking for the ultimate 'trail riding' bike. Used to race XC for years, and while I've hung up the heart rate monitor, I still like to ride fast. I test rode a 5-Spot with a DHX 5.0 shock and RS Revelation fork recently and loved it -- except on long, steep climbs where it felt like I was pedaling my sofa... slow and a little cumbersome. Some of my riding partners include both Turner-ites and Maverick-men, and both camps love their rides, but I'm looking for some opinions from a wider sample size, so to speak. ANY INPUT FROM THOSE OF YOU WHO RIDE THESE BIKES -- ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO HAVE SPENT TIME ON MORE THAN ONE AND CAN TALK TO THE RIDE DIFFERENCES -- WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED!