Good mate of mine has a very tired old Spesh Enduro from about 2007. Needs new everything (transmission, wheels, brakes, dropper post, etc) and all the bushings are shot. We totalled up the cost of fixing it and it was about £1000 to do it properly.
For that money, my view is he'd be better off with a 2nd hand AM type bike. It's for an alps trip that will have some pedalling (not just uplifts). For comparison I'm taking my Mega AM. He's a Medium (5ft8ish) on every bike he's had.
Very much a spesh fan but open to offers. I'm assuming there's nothing off the shelf that's going to come down to that budget unless anyone has seen some amazing offers. Failing that (and apologies Mods if this should be in the wanted section), anyone have anything for sale.
He's in London, I'm in Herefordshire. Bikes near either of those places preferred.