I think the 710 is a much better buy at 1495 than the 720 at 1250. There is more between them than the groupset. The 710 has much better lighter wheels and elite model forks that have the factory model internals. Also the xt groupset is superior to the low end GX1 fitted to the 720. If you must have 1 x 11, you can always buy a single ring for the XT crank and remove the shifter and derailleur. I can't quite understand the 1 x 11 thing. You can only fully replicate the gear range of 2 x 11 by going for the eagle 1 x 12 groupset.
there is also the scott scale 720 for 1250 at rutland cycles which is very similar i would choose that over this bike as it’s 250 cheaper same frame and 11 speed single ring and most likely a bit lighter and i like the colours better
anyone who actually knows anything about mountain bikes would be voting this hot.fantastic frame good forks full xt group set and brakes and decent syncros kit.very fast bike but only suited to cross country not ideal for trail centres but manageable
Looks like you will get a sore bum on sitting on that seat..