I'll be bikepacking from Rome to Istanbul for one month. Looking for a bike for the trip. Trying to decide between a 2008 Jamis Durango 3 with higher end Shimano Deore/XT or a new Conor (Spanish brand) 29er with alivio and Suntour XCM fork. I'll also be using this bike for riding xcountry trails.

$350 for the Jamis:
2008 Jamis Durango 3.0 - BikePedia

$650 for the Conor: BICICLETAS MONTAŅA CONOR 8500 ACERA ALIVIO