Anyone have a preference as to which new 29'r to grab. I've been looking and researching a bit (too much, maybe) and feel like I'm now just wasting time. I currently own a 2011 Stumpjumper FSR Comp so anything with lower specs probably would not work, unless someone has a good tip for entry level. I considered going entry level and then just upgrading with better parts as they tend to break or get worn, but mostly have been spending time looking at the next level above entry in the Giant Anthem X 1, Stumpy FSR Comp 29, Kona Hei Hei Deluxe 29, Trek Superfly 100AL 29, Niner Jet 9, Scott Spark 29 Expert and I guess the list could go on and on.
Hope I'm not starting a brand war at this juncture, just needing some tips from those with experience of the mentioned brands. I'm 5'-11", 205lbs and 61 years old if that would lend to helpful tips.
Thanks in advance to all,