I don’t know what your budget is, but the ‘modern-brand-new’ bonustomato.com ride might be a Castellano.  http://www.castellanodesigns.com/  He’s been selling Fango for a while and supposedly has a single-pivot full suspension bike.  http://www.castellanodesigns.com/Zorro.html  IMHO, that Fango is an excellent compromise that is mostly hardtail rather than the widely available full-cushion 2-wheeled ’69 Cadillac eldorados sold by the major brand names.

Otherwise, it all depends on your budget.  I bought an old ‘sweet spot’ and a more modern fork and switched my old equipment over.  I am quite satisfied with that and I’m still plenty fast (muhahahaha!) on such ‘old’ equipment.

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