I just moved to the North Van a few weeks ago and have wanted to get into mountain biking ever since moving here. I don't really know to much about the sport and I was wondering if I could get some help. First things first I am in desperate need of advise on which bike to purchase, and what I should be looking for. I was looking at "all mountain" type bikes because I feel it will suit the type of riding I want to do. I recently looked at a 2015 and 2016 Specialized Enduro Elite and thought they where both pretty good. They are pretty much the same build except for Dropper Seat post and the Rear Suspension.
On the 2016 it has:
Custom RockShox Monarch Plus, AUTOSAG, 3-position compression adjust, rebound adjust, 215.9x57.2mm
Command Post IRcc, cruiser control technology, micro-adjust height adjustable, alien head design, bottom mount cable routing, remote adjust SRL lever
On the 2015
Cane Creek DBInline Air, High/Low-Speed Compression and Rebound Adjust, with Climb Switch, 8.5"x2.25"
Command Post IR, 3-Position Height Adjustable, Alien Head Design, Bottom Mount Cable Routing, with Remote Adjust SRL
What do you guys think, are there any other brands of bikes I should be looking at which are around this price range?
Thanks your help is appreciated!