Looking to get myself a long forked (up to 6") hardtail for some forest fun and singletrack mayhem. Of the bikes I was looking at towards the end of last year most of them appear to have now gone up in price going above my £1,000 budget, some as high as £1,250. Massive increase!
I'm basically trying to get this bike on my company's cycle2work scheme, which has a limit of £1,000.
I've been looking at Marin's Rocky Ridge, Orange Crush, Saracen Zen 3 (now over £1k), Commencal Combi Deluxe, etc.
What do you all reckon? Any ideas?