So here's the confusion, I have decided to get back into mountain biking after about 8 years, and so much has changed, I have no idea what's decent anymore. I used to ride GT, but they seem to have dropped of the map.
Anyway, I can't spend more then 600, and want to get a decent hardtail. I was sold briefly on a Kona blast, but then saw that REI sells a Novara for the same price with better components. I have heard Jamis and Specialized also getting good ratings.
Problem is they all use different components, and I have no idea what the best combo is.
As a side note, Manitou or Rock Shox????
Help - I need an honest opinion of a decent 600 dollar hardtail, and it doesn't need to be one of the ones I mentioned, I am open to any suggestions.