I'm considuring purchasing a UK Cannondale 04 F900 for a sale price of £1200 (rrp£1600). Other than the F4000SL which is completely out of my reach, its the only European modal with an Opimo frame and Lefty fork (which I'm reliably informed is far superior to the Fatty Ultra in terms of travel and control). However, before I part with my cash I wanted the groups view on whether its possible to build a SantaCruz or indeed any top brand US/Can bike for simular money, As I'm visiting the US in October for 2 weeks, and could feasably work with a US store to build it up whilst out there (before breaking it back down and squeezing it into a suitcase). (c: The F900 isn't a US modal, and the 05 F1000 use the Furio frame. I ride mostly fast single track so I'm after a light, sub 24lbs hardtail with a plush 100mm fork. What should I be considuring?