I'm currently trying to choose between these two bikes.
Anthem 0
Spark 30 (or perhaps 20)

I am mainly into racing and dislike drops etc so I don't feel I need anything with more travel than these bikes offer. Here in New Zealand the Anthem comes with 4inches on the front too. I'm coming from a 10yr old hardtail so anything will be an improvement.

So does suspension work differently on these bikes, which is better?
What about the components? and the wheels?

Basically the main difference I can see between the models is the spark is a carbon frame and is very light. But the components seem to be slightly lower and the bike ends up weighing about the same as the anthem.

So let me know what you think is best and why.