Hi, I have a Silver Back hard tail. I have done XC, technical trails and bikepacking with my bike. With Rockshox Recon in front I find that for me it is a good all-rounder.
I did however find that when under load with all by bikepacking gear that sometimes there is some strain "noises" from the front shocks. It might be that I'll have to lock the shocks when doing bumpy fast sections but I'm not sure if this will have negative implications on maintenance.