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    Top picks for all-mountain bikes?

    It's decision time. I'm in the market for an all-mountain/ aggressive trail bike, something that climbs well but has the travel to get down fast and eat up the technical stuff. I'm prepared to spend quite a bit ($4k - $5k) on The One, so my top picks are the Yeti ASR 7 and Maverick ML8, but I could be missing some other gems. Any input would be much appreciated!

    about me: 5'11, 150lbs
    PS in the event of a tie, the LBS has a Maverick sale going on
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    If I had that kind of dough I'd be looking at the Knolly Endorphin or DT and Nicolai Helius. The upcoming Ibis Mojo HD and Turner RFX look interesting too.

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    I would be looking at the Nicolai as well. Those bikes rock, and are super versatile.
    X-prezo Super-D, 26in style.

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    if i was going to spend that id buy a new trek fuel ex9 and some top of the line wheels from daves speed dream. thats bike heaven for me.

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    You have the Yeti ASR 7 as one of your top
    picks, however you should give the Yeti 575 a
    good look. I think this would be your best choice.
    It is a wonderful bike and will do everything on
    your list without a problem.

    Best, John

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    I like the Maverick DUC 32 fork enough that I considered the ML8!!!
    (bought the fork to put on a bike I already own, instead...)
    [How much are they asking for the ML8s?!?]

    I own a Yeti as-X as well and the ASR7 is very similar to that...
    I say... Get them both!!!

    Either one is great!
    If you can try both before buying, and back-to-back is even better, DO SO!!!

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    This one might just come down to demo-ing the bikes (got Yeti, Maverick, Knolly, etc dealers within all within riding distance ).

    I can get the ML8 (M50 kit) for ~$3900
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    How about an ellsworth moment.? I have one and it certainly ticks all your boxes.

    I swear that it climbs better than my xc bike and descends almost as well as my dh bike.
    In fact better on less tech more 4x style courses.

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    knolly endorphin. I had a giant Reign 1, Specialized Enduro and the knolly is solid, pedals and is fun. The Enduro would be a close second for me.

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