Sorry if this is the kind of post that grinds your gears, but I'm looking for recommendations. I want a full susser for general riding, trail centres, and Scottish mountains, but have no idea where to start looking. I'm scouring the usual places for a second hand bargain but they're few and far between as they're either dodgy ads or people trying to sell their bikes for much more than they're worth.
Second hand, I've been looking at the Lapierre Zesty, Mondraker Foxy, Commencal Meta, Spesh Stumpy, Orange Alpine, any votes for/against any of these and why?
Obviously for £1500 I'm not going to get a super light, dripping in bling trail slayer, but what/where would people recommend I look at?
Budget is about £1500 (can stretch it if I have to), I'm 6ft so probably need a large, at least 140mm travel, preferably 1x10 or 2x10, and NOT A 29'ER!!
Looked at the Canyon site, and they don't tickle my fancy even though they're value for money, as I'd be getting the bottom spec for my budget.
Any advice or pointers very much appreciated
Thanks in advance, Andy