Marin or Viper?

benneally Posts: 973
edited February 2009 in MTB general
I currently have a Marin Eldridge grade 06, but am planning to upgrade. The first points that come to mind are wheels and frame. I couldnt find any information on the frame i currently have and as i have never fully stripped it, i dont really know the weight. Does anyone know the weight of the frame roughly or where to find it?
Quick browsing found this, ... elID=23297
What are peoples opinions? I think it looks like a steal. Its not that light weight though to be honest, its 1.6kg. Looks awesome though. Idealy looking for a light weight hardtail or maybe a light full-sus rig to do xc racing (like the spark but a lot cheaper)? suggestions? I have max £800, but idealy something for less.
Cheers guys.