My much loved, quite old and very uninsured 2012 Fuji got stolen a while back, it's time to get a new one and any advice anyone is willing to offer up would be helpful. My budget is quite tight but there seem to be some fairly good deals on some surplus 2018 stock. Think I'm leaning toward a Scott since I'm a fan of their TwinLoc feature. I'm no racing snake but do a couple of races every year, was riding maybe 8hrs a week before my bike got taken, mostly just XC, no crazy DH stuff. This is what's caught my eye so far... There's a 2018 Spark 940 for 30k https://www.vitalmtb.com/product/guide/Bikes,3/Scott/Spark-940,22918#frame_specs_22918 And for 5k more a 2018 Spark 900 RC Comp. https://www.vitalmtb.com/product/guide/Bikes,3/Scott/Spark-RC-900-Comp,22903#frame_specs_22903 My previous bike had the old 3x10 setup. Is there any reason that I might not want a 1x12? I have heard that the RC's shorter suspension travel makes them more geared towards racing, but I've also heard that it really doesn't make any difference unless you're a heavy guy. I'm probably just over 70kg. The 940 is 5k cheaper, has a dropper, which I really liked on my old bike, the RC doesn't. It's also a bit heavier and it has Shimano MT500 brakes which I've never heard of tbh, compared to the RC's Sram Level TL. Not too sure what the difference is between the rest of specs, shocks, rims, hubs etc. Either of these any good? Any other suggestions?