My ordeal with a cheaper bike is now finished. I tried the Scott Speedster 50 XL 2012 for size (187cm/80kg) and it fits. I would be riding it recreationally, mostly on asphalt, but in my city you can't call that a smooth ride so I like the front suspension.
Is there something fundamentally wrong with it?
ps. Please note my location and that my choices are limited. I welcome other suggestions, but most likely they'd be in vain...
pps. And please be quick about it I'm itching to get back on the road!