All,

Looking at getting some advice on my next ride.
2017 marlin 6: $450
2017 marlin 7: $520
2017 xcal 7: $700 (can't afford unless you talk me into it)

I'm really leaning towards the marlin 7...seems like the best bang for the buck. If I really become an avid rider, I can upgrade the fork in a year or two right? And is it even worth spending the extra 70 bucks on the 7 over the 6?