Best beginner bike that can take a knock/jump
I'm from south africa and thinking of having a bike brought out from the states by a friend.
I don't have a big budget, so I'm looking for something around $1000.
I do a fair bit of trail riding, but I really enjoy the more technical stuff and have had a lot of fun just messing around on some jumps/gaps. I'm starting to notice that it's taking a toll on my very basic bike here (I've got a Silverback Reno, which is as basic as they come!). I want something that I can use on trails...but that I won't be cringing every time I see something I can ramp up/off/over!
So is this a workable budget? If so, what would you recommend?
Also..any suggestions for where (online) I can order from would be very useful.
Thanks a lot..