So I'll be getting a new mountain bike soon. I started being a cyclist as a mountain biker with a Trek 6000 from the late 90's, but then I sold it and bought a road bike and have been a roadie since. But now I'll be buying another mountain bike 10 years later. I'll be riding XC and please don't bring up a full suspension argument. I've narrowed it down to these three bikes and if you would share thoughts and feedback pelase:
Option #1. Jamis Dragon 29 Sport w/ a Cane Creek Thudbuster or some similar option to make up for price difference.
Option #2. Jamis Dakota dXC Race
Option #3. Jamis Nemesis 650