I get it occasionally, sadly as it's a free forum there will be ads. Annoyingly I have no control over what ads are there. A company pays ProBoards to advertise on the forum, how they do it is up to them. Like Euan said, I'd look at enabling a pop up blockers/app stores for AdBlockers/use Tapatalk. All annoying when all you want to do is browse a forum :/
I think a lot of the changes with road bikes are reducing the weight and increasing aerodynamics over any geometry changes.
You don't seem roadies slamming down slaloms skidding sideways, it's more head down and 25/30mph pace along a road where drag would be more noticeable. You're not likely to encounter a rock garden where having a slack HA will come in handy.
Look at the proportions. Men naturally have a stronger physiology than women. Look back at history all the way back to the stone age, men went hunting because they were stronger. It's something still prevailant today. Men simply have a lot more strength can push harder and faster.
Any 160~mm hard hitting 'enduro' bike will do you well tbh. You'll need to ask yourself how much actual DH you do, and will a cheaper DH bike cope, or will a VERY well specced enduro bike do just as well?
Warm up on Sixtapod and then work your way down, Vicious Valley into Bonneyvile next. All incredible fun, all features on the blacks (minus drops) are rollable tbh. Every Red and Black section has a qualifier at the start, if you can't do that, you won't survive the rest of the trail.
you may well have programs open in the back ground, software running 'behind the scenes' which may be causing it to slow. I can use it on my laptop, desktop, phone and tablet all without any slow downs at all.
First trail is down even further south than me at a place called Gawton Gravity Hub, near Tavistock, that trail was called HSD and is a red grade, there's another called Proper Job with double red grading, Super Tavi which is black (which IMO is pretty conservative as there's some MASSIVE features) and is used for DH races, and finally Egypt a double black, I managed to ride all of 100m before I was well out of my depth and beyond the bike capabilities.
Well, I've got the first ride report here, still all gravity related as I've not got the dropper yet. All I can say is this bike rips! It feels so alive out on the trails and I can really feel the rear suspension working away, the Knolly felt a bit 'dead' in comparison no matter how much a fettled with the CCDBA.
I've pushed harder and faster than I have before with it, and I don't feel like I'm riding at the edge of my ability anymore.
Honestly? I'd avoid the Capra. Is it a bad bike? Hell no, but it's insanely common, get something a little interesting! Another reason against the Capra/Canyon, no LBS support, yeah they'll service it for you etc, but you lose that connection with a shop you've bought the bike from.
As for the Yeti, it might get clumped up with mud, but nothing a hose down/huck to flat couldn't sort. It's not a delicate little flower that needs to be wrapped in bubble wrap, it's a mountain bike that the company have spent an absurd amount of money testing in all weather conditions. It'll be fine.