Hi there,

Just wondering if those who have more experince then me with AM bikes could help me out. I currently have a Scott Aspect 55 2010 (hardtail) and I am going to be using that as my commuter bike.

I want to get into some serious AM or DH riding but unsure of what type of bike. My price range is $1,000 - $1,800. I am looking for a bike that can take a beating and come back for more. Long travel front fork (120-180mm) and a decent rear shock (dont know anything about them). I want one with great rims (bent my XC rims) and decent components.

I am 6'1" and about 215lbs. Live in the north east.

Not sure if this is possible given my price range. I dont want to build it but looking for a complete bike.

Please let me know.