OP go to: Mtbr Forums
sign up and log in, do the newb thing and read the FAQ for new riders..
If you buy an Internet bike like those in your original post you will be sorry but the bike will look cool hanging on the garage wall,
year after year,
I love my mountain bike, and my LWB recumbent,,, and my single speed....
But the mountain bike, you must choose with extra care...
For Instance,, decent hard tails can be had just shy of a thou.
Decent Full suspension bikes for virgins start north of $2000,
If your Athletic and like fast try way north, say $3000 and up.
The Giant Trance for instance: Trance 27.5 3 (2014) | Giant Bicycles | United States
I want a Trek remedy or Fuel for my next toy XD
Depending or your location, all things being equal most start on Hard Tails..
because you gotta get it right on a hard tail. After you get your skills up to par you
wont be as likely to get hurt on a full squish that often helps a new rider,, 'Get away with things'
A roadie goes real fast down that white line,,,
Us Dirt rats go real fast In the tree's,
over big rocks,
Inches from 60 foot drop off's,
Down near vertical shoots,
Roots,, oh my !
Um, Balls to the walls just inches between our handle bars and things that will break us up real bad....
I carry a first aid kit and when asked how far I ride I say, "100 ounces", cause that's
how much water I carry when I go into the mines.