The Yeti will be a little more expensive, will it be worth it? Specialized has the frame warranty, but the Yeti will be a blast taking any line I want. This will be my first FS bike, and I want one that will last at least 5 years, without any frame problems. I live and ride in Colorado. Bike has to be able to climb, climb, climb, then fly down the other side. Looking for an extremely efficient climber, with the ability to scream downhill as well.

Can't wait to get a new bike, my Cannondale hardtail is having a hard time in Colorado, the SID fork is pretty much dead...

Thanks!!