So i am a beginner in MTB's and checked out what the LBS has and what i can order. Here is what i am stuck between.The Trek 3700 and 4300 are good bikes,tough, and aren't hard on my wallet. The Gary Fisher Tarpon is pretty nice but has low end components. I checked out some Jamis bikes at another shop, they are a bit lower in quality but still pretty nice. They also had some Raleigh's and Giants, which i read are pure crap. So i am trying to see what will be best, the Trek 3700, 4300 or the Gary Fisher Tarpon. This bike will be used to hit small trails, some jumps, but mostly pavement. I don't want to be bringing the bike back every other week to get it fixed. So anyone have anything to help me out? Any tips or info about these bikes? I am still looking around so if you think something will be better for me please tell me.
P.S Max i will be spending is $400.