hi folks, just joined up and im gona jump straight in and ask if anyone knows anything of viper bikes and in particular their viper carbon xt. im on the look out for a nice hardtail prefferably with an xt groupset and a max budget of 1500 or 1600 and ive fallen in love with this bike... viper website

to be honest ive never riden a carbon and dont know a great deal about them but after riding a heavy old freeride bike i want a second lighter bike for cross country riding, and possibly a bit of all mountain.. but not knowing carbon frames would they handle it ok as im a heavy guy.. eaten to many pies over the years!

thanks
steve