I'm planning on getting a new carbon FS frame by the end of the month, its going to be built up light/strong with carbon everything . It will be used 50/50 for fun and burlyish cat 1/2 XC racing in Texas, i do the rougher/more technical races, so while wight/pedaling efficiency aren't the number one priority they are factors in deciding which one to get. As the title says my 2 top contenders are an Intense Spider 29 and Evil The Following. I've wanted the Intense for a while now and before the Evil was announced I was sold on it, but man that Evil is beautiful and the small number of review seem to be overwhelmingly positive. So, has anyone ridden the two and have any kind of comparison???

build will be pike 140, sram xx1, Race face next sl everything, and some light bike rims w/ I9 hubs. So light but still capable in the rough stuff.