Before anyone rants, yes, I know that these two bikes have very little, if anything to do with each other I'm considering buying a new bike after about 10 years with the same Specialized Enduro Expert 2008 SL ; the one which had the Specialized-built suspension with the double crown fork. I've been riding and loving this bike since then - despite the constant negative covfefe about suspension - but after all these years I'm finding myself intrigued by the tech gaps that have been accomplished and starting to want a slacker, carbon-frame bike with single-ring crankset, dropper post & all that stuff. I'm looking for a bike that can pedal uphill decently and is really, really fun in the descents & poppy in the singletracks. I have trail riding habits in the french Vosges and once or twice a year in the Alps, but most of the time around the Paris region or in northeastern France with high frequency, not too long but relatively steep ups & downs, in rather poorly maintained forests with a fair deal of roots. I'd like to be able to hit bike parks from time to time but I'm not especially a huge daredevil when it comes to drops. The Jeffsy 27 CF Pro Race and the Wreckoning are the ones that really retained my attention even if they are quite different. Aside from the amazing looks - I mean, REALLY amazing - what I love is the impression of efficiency that shines out of the Jeffsy and the pretty unique numbers of the Wreckoning. Both look very fun to ride from what I saw & heard on official tests ; I reckon the Wreckoning looks more "heavy duty" but it doesn't look like it's that much behind the Jeffsy 27 in regards to pedaling. Conversely the Jeffsy doesn't look too far behind in downhill as well. The thing that I can't understand well is that the Jeffsy has a much higher spec-to-price ratio. I have the means to purchase either in top-shelf factory spec, but the Jeffsy has Fox shocks and higher spec-parts for nearly €1500 cheaper than the highest Wreckoning model ; does all that difference go into the frame design or am I missing something ? In short, I know these bikes kinda play into the same category but are hard to compare with each other ; given that I am about 10 years late regarding the current riding customs, I am lost Which one would you choose ? Would it be for rational, quantifiable reasons or gut reasons & love ?