I just came from a Maverick ML7 trail bike [rided good, support is sh*t], and I am heavily leaning on a 04 or 05 Specialized Epic, but I have some quesitons:

Does it ride good with a 130mm fork on it? How's Brain in comparison to MonoLink? And how durable are Speci's? I'm not in the mood to buy a new bike each year... [already broke 2 expensive bikes!]