But where do I find one?
It seems as though all new downhill bikes are more "race" oriented and there isn't a single one I like (even if they made a new one with this much travel it would be way beyond my budget anyway).
I have been looking for used ones for the better part of a year and had zero luck finding one.
Is it futile to think I will ever be able to purchase a bike like this?
Of course I would never "need" this much travel. I would just be riding it around the street jumping stairs and gaps (probably the same ones I do on my hardtail), but it doesn't change my love for these bikes and if I had one I would probably start commuting on it.