I am looking for an entry level specialized hardtail. I rode so many bikes this past week and I really love the sizing and feel of the specialized bikes. I am very comfortable on the medium I believe, which is 17". The geometry is great for my body type, long legs/short torso. I am 5' 10" 140lbs.
I rode a stumpjumper with fox forks and wow fox forks are SO nice, however I cannot bring myself to pay the $1250 pricetag, even though i Could afford it.
I am looking for an entry level specialized hardtail that will be reliable, and have lockout(definately a must) on the forks. I also would like a reliable drivetrain, and at least decent forks. Which ones would best suit me?