I'm brand new to the sport. I've been thinking of getting into trail riding for a while, and I'm finally gonna do it. I've read all the FAQ's and as much info as I could gather. But the more you read, the more confused you get about what you need.
Basically I'm looking to spend around $300-$400 on a solid bike. I've looked at bikes from Mongoose, Specialized, Giant, Trek...Not sure which one would be the right choice. I've noticed some big name full suspension bikes going for around $400, but are they worth the money? Or should I just invest in a good front shock bike for the same price.
Anythin else I need to be asking myself?
I'd love some specific bike reccomendations if possible. Thanks.