Alright, I know this gets posted all the time and I hate doing it, but I need help choosing a bike. I'm a teenager making minimum wage so my budget is just under or right at 1000 bucks. I have been riding road pretty much my whole life, but took my bmx bike out to a trail just for fun towards the end of last season. I automatically fell in love with it, and have been saving up all winter. I'm looking to get this bike in the early spring. All of the bikes I have looked at in my price range seem to have the rockshox dart 3 front suspension. I have read some bad reviews about that. Is this something to be concerned about? What are the top few bikes that I should be looking at? Thanks guys, and sorry for this kind of post.
EDIT: Hey guys, I was talking to my dad and I convinced him to go in 50/50 on this. So in turn, my budget was bumped up to around $1800. Does that get me into the FS range or should I stick to a pretty nice Hardtail? Thanks