confused

philjensam
philjensam Posts: 12
edited May 2010 in MTB buying advice
I had my eyes on 2 bikes the trek fuel ex8 or the lapierre zesty 514. Today I visited Rutland water bike fest and tried out a few of the bikes there including:
Scott genius MC50(really liked the front and rear lockout, felt like a hardtail)
Sunn Kern S1(felt fast but uncomfortable and brakes felt weak)
Trek fuel EX9(good all round bike couldnt fault it but it didnt really do anything for me)
Whyte E120(very comfortable bike loved it, dubious of carbon.
Guy in LBS said to have a look at the Mondraker foxy R, I am now more confused than ever, anyone any more suggestions. I mainly ride trails with the odd cross country/technical downhill so want something as good going uphill as it is going down cheers in advance.