Hi guys, New here and looking forward to getting into the MTB swing of things, and have visited an couple of shops over the weekend to have a look at some hardtails. I will come right quicker buying new as a start as I don't see a lot of XL bikes doing the rounds secondhand unfortunately. Ok, so intro out of the way, my nearest shop has a couple of bikes in my starter price range, and it's been narrowed down to three options a little above budget but I can stretch a bit. Around R11k is the absolute max I'm willing to spend....for now. I am essentially looking for a bike that can handle some bumps and starter trails etc etc. Just something of decent quality. I'm not planning on jumping it on massive ramps and so on. The options available are: Titan Racing Rogue SE (R9k) Scott Navajo 955 (R11k) Silverback Stride Deluxe (R11k) Out of the lot the friendly sales guy suggested that the Silverback is the best buy in terms of value for money etc etc. Thoughts? Are there other options I can/should be looking at? Thanks a million!