I'm in the market for a mid-long travel 29er. Wife might kill me if I spend the money on a Ripmo, maybe not. Got me looking for something $4k or less with a good build which brought me to the switchblade aluminum. For about $3850, it's got a Fox 36 performance 44mm offset, float dps evol, KS LEV, Sunringle Duroc (meh), SLX brakes (love em), and 1x11 SLX/XT which is odd but I think it's due to the superboost limiting their options. I'm not worried about the 1x11 since I could drop a few teeth on the front if needed. Live and ride in North Lake Tahoe/Truckee so awesome riding of all types, long climbs, gap jumps, big downhills, and flowy stuff. Anyone ride one compared to the Ripmo lower priced builds? The Pivot is a about 10mm shorter reach but otherwise geometry isn't that far off. Other 29ers I'm looking at are the 2020 Hightower, Instinct BC, and Jeffsy 29. Demo'd a stumpy 27.5 and loved the plush active rear end but it's BB is like 335 mm and I probably hit the pedals no less than 15 times in a 8 mile ride. I'd like something that is plush with great small bump compliance but also has good mid stroke support.