I've been looking at both of these bikes, but the Santa Cruz more specifically. It for the most part has me sold. Non Avid brakes, nice color, reasonable price ($3099 option) The Nukeproof looks good too. Which do you guys recommend? One of my issues with the Mega is the brakes. I hate Avids with a passion. I have some Hayes Prime Comp brakes that will fit the Santa Cruz if I don't like the Deores. 180mm in front and 160 out back. Just some thoughts on both of the bikes is appreciated. Also what is the difference between the rear shocks. Monarch vs CTD. Thanks everyone.