Im new to this forum and kind of new to the Mountain biking. I was hoping some of you guys can suggest some very respectable brands of Mountain Bikes that provide good quality and you would recommend. I searched a little on the net and found many manufacturers so i was hoping you guys can narrow it down to a few really good manufactures. I have heard of manufactures such as GT, Giant, Specialized and Avanti but not sure about how good their bikes are.
Im looking for a MB that i can ride on road and off road, i would prefer disc brackes. Maybe a Hardtail but im not sure. Im happy to buy new or used. My budget is up to $800 and below.
Any suggestions to my questions would be great. I appologise in advance, as im sure you get these questions all the time.