I am in the market for a new ride for next year, I've set my limit to be around $2k.
Just some background: I'm about 6-4, 220, I started x-c racing last season and plan to become heavily involved in it next year. I have a hardtail now and I like it, I'm leaning away from a new FS bike because I figure that I am too big to find a good fs racer for that price.

Right now I like the Jamis Dakota XC, any other thoughts?