Posted by: Ouch
I'm still debating between the Sight and Range, I'm getting closer to pulling the trigger on one of them. My gut instinct is to go with the Sight 29. I started looking at YouTube videos of the double black's rides on the Shore and Squamish, I can't see myself riding that stuff! So most likely going with either the Sight A1 or splurging for the C2. When it's time to service the fork, I'll bump up the travel.
I think you'll be happy no matter what choice you make. You'll find your skill will improve and you will get into harder trails, but I agree the double blacks can be a significant step up not only in challenge but in terms of risk/consequence of crashes.