Trails are constructs made to ride bikes on. Trails were made for narrow bars. No one wants to ride narrow bars anymore. Just cut the trees out. Not once I have been on ride and someone has proclaimed. Man that trail was awesome I had to dodge trees with my handle bars the entire time literally not once ever.Someone did that here. It was not cool.
Make it a bypass.
But on the topic of the Dragonslayer - I test rode one. It was a nice bike. But it was not really new geo. 780mm bars is really wide for my area - you would not fit down the trails. 650mm bars, OTOH, is losing out out on some leverage and stability.
When I finally put together a 2018 AM HT with a 140mm fork, that was new geo. I have plowed some very abrupt, mis-timed ledges, logs, and rocks, and new geo has saved my bacon every time so far. The bike is noticeably longer than my old bike, and probably slightly slower steering, but it allows for some really confident descending, without suffering in the tight twisties that characterize many of our local trails.
new bikes are not meant to steer quick, they are meant to carve quick. If you think turns should be taken with the bike upright by "steering" and not leaning the bike, the new geo feels awful.