I am looking at either purchasing the 09 Force 3.0 or an 09 Giant Trance X4. As I don't know too much about the components can someone compare these two bikes stock components for me? Both bikes are about $1500.

I am in the military and want a bike that can handle singletrack in any part of the world. I want a bike that can climb well but I love the reward of a great downhill run as well.