I'm consdering upgrading my Trek 4300 to something in the $1000 range. But I am having a few issues with the bikes i see in this range. First of all, i am not really that big on disc brakes. It's not that i HATE them i just am happy with rim brakes for what i do.
I definitely don't want hydraulic disc because i ride year round which means 0 F and below sometimes. Also a lot of the bikes in the $1000 range have air forks and such. I don't really need that either. Can somebody suggest a good MTB, with rim brakes and a spring fork? Heck I am even considering a rigid fork for that matter. (Although i know you can't buy one on a bike.)