OK, im trying to find a good bike for me for about 1500$ or so. I have a 300$ bike right now that just isn't cutting it. I'm look for a good All-Mountain bike that can take about a 3-4' drop with a nice feel and can take everything a trail will throw at you. I want a bike that will get down a hill fast, but fairly easy to climb with also. Nice components and a nice fork too.
Another idea I have is just buying a nice FS All-mountain frame, and either sell some stuff or just wait until i can upgrade it.
Either way, im looking to buy a bike that will last me for awhile, and is dependable. Whether it be me buying a complete HT or buy an upgrade worthy FS that will last a "lifetime", if there really is such thing