I'm going to buy my first bike and had my eyes on a Superfly 9.6 because that from my limited knowledge was a really good value for the price. I went to my LBS and asked about it and he proceeded talk to me about the 9.6 and also offered me the Stumpjumper Comp Carbon 29 as the closest thing if I wanted a carbon frame like the 9.6. So besides giving me the price for the 9.6 he told me that at least in his opinion his order of what he liked was the SJ, then the SF 9.7 because he valued them at the same price for me and then the Scott 930. Hes offered those 3 bikes to me at the same price (which is 400 above the 9.6) so if I decide to up my budget a bit I have options instead of only the SF 9.6 at the lower bracket. I would like if possible input from people that have these bikes or are knowledgeable (this will be my first MB) as value and can help me make a at least an informed decision on where to put the money in. Thanks ahead of time.