Hey all... I'm a little late to the thread, but y'all have posted some great info! Francois, thanks for being the genesis of this thread!
Question, I didn't see any mention of Yeti's SB75. I was in Atlanta a couple of weeks ago and demo'd an SB95 (size M. I'm 5'8", 146lbs). On the '96 Olympic mtn bike trail in Conyers, it killed it! However, in my experience, it was lacking in agility - I'm attributing that partially to my size and was feeling a bit like a child on a Clydesdale. I wanted to be able to fling it around like my 26" AM hardtail, but it was too much bike for me. I will say that the climbing efficiency - both in and out of the saddle was unreal!
My assumption is that the SB75 will have the same climbing ability, but with the agility more akin to a 26" trail bike. That said, has anyone had any experience on an SB75? Any chance one will make its way into the shootout lineup? :)