Anything better than pikes for £400?

ste_t Posts: 1,599
edited June 2010 in MTB buying advice
Looking to replace my 150mm Marzzochi Z1 sport for something smoother, and have been looking at the Pike 426 u-turn

I don't really need as much travel as I have at present and though I know the pikes are only 10mm less travel, it's the advantages of the u-turn that are tempting me. According to Orange, I can run anything from 120mm to 160mm, but I think going down to 120mm would ruin the feel on descents.

So is there anything I should be considering other than the Pikes for this kinda money? Must be either 20mm bolt through or maxle, as funds won't stretch to replacing hubs etc at the moment.