Long story short; my Banshee Spitfire frame is cracked, but still rideable. Banshee has come back with a warranty crash replacement cost $500USD GREATER than what I originally paid. Not sure how that works out, but sure. So I think its time to venture to something else, as much as I love the bike. They also suggested that I think about moving up to the Rune if I'm riding aggressively...I thought that's what the Spitfire was for, aggressive riders? Anyways... I've been thinking about both the Transition Scout and Santa Cruz 5010. I rode both of them for hours in PA earlier this summer and they were both very fun. My only concern is that I rode them on smooth trails, with not much in terms of roots or chunky stuff. So I can't say with certainty, how they ride with the shorter travel on more demanding trails. With the Banshees 140mm travel, the faster you go, the better the suspension seems to work (though it still isn't a 160mm bike or anything). Benefit of the Scout would be that majority of my existing parts and wheels will be able to swap right over. The 5010 might require a new rear hub (would just get some I9's...). I will be keeping my Fox 36 Float to swap over to whatever I pickup. Thoughts? Any other bikes? Was also thinking about a Giant Trance (carbon), only because we have a shop owner in our group and could get a deal...but eh.