good bike for $1300 max
I have been saving for a wial now and have grown out of my old hard tail. So, now i have a max spending limit of $1300 for a new bike. I like to ride some techical trails with a few rock gardens and roots. i also do some XC and single track. My question is what is a good bike for this kind of terrian? I've cheched into lots of brands like kona which seems good. I hear good things about thier bikes and warranties. My lbs is also puting new (2004) klein palomino v disc on sale for $1299.99 and it seems like a good bike and good components. sounds like a steal to me since it hasn't been used and is like $1000 off retail price. so, i would like to hear what you all beleive is a good bike for me. i dont care if it is fs or if it is hard tail. i want to know what to stay away from and what is good brand. also, im 15 and almost 6foot and wieght 135lb. so i what a bike that can keep challenging me and pushing me to my limits. and right now i would not likee to hear go test ride and bike and get one that feels good. i live an hour away from the nearest store. my parents dont what to drive me that far and then have to drive back with nothoing to show for it.