Are you really into jumps and trails, which one do you do more? I ask because it'll be tricky to find a bike that does both well. A lot of the bikes mentioned are great trail bikes, but would not make great jump bikes (too steep head tube angle, lack of travel, etc)Just got some inheritance money so I'm going to treat myself to a new mtb. I do mainly trails and jumps and just wondering what heads recommend for my budget. I want something that looks nice, show offy, p*ss my friends off etc.
To come within budget you'd need to source used parts, if not a bargain donor bike.Build your own?