For some reason bikes that have good traction and are smooth and don't get overwhelmed easily by bumps have a negative reputation as "plow" bikes. I'm on a session 88 right now, which I like really a lot, but I'm looking for something with more bump absorbing abilities then a low single pivot has to offer. Since the current trend in DH bikes is "lets make it 8 inches of travel and etc etc" I'm looking for bikes that buck this trend. Top of my list are: v10 M6 M9 Giant glory (2008-2009 only, don't really want to look at used bikes older then that) All of these pedal reasonably well, I'm not SUUUPER interested in getting something like a kona stab, although I know they absorb bumps well, the geometry is just not my thing. Can anybody else think of any good monstertruckin frames?