Hi Guys I'm looking at starting out in the MTB sport. However, I do not want to spend too much on my first bike, as I am not sure if I'm going to like it or take it too seriously with events. My budger for a bike is AT MOST R6k. I don't really want to buy a second-hand cycle. I Googled a bit, and found several bikes within my budget: AXIS A60AXIS A40SILVERBACK STRIDE 10SILVERBACK SPECTRA SPORTTITAN 650B SPORTTITAN CRUZTREK 4700 DISCMOMSEN AL029RAPID PEAK 650B ALLOYRAPID PEAK PRO I'm sure there are other bikes in that range... I went to a local cycle shop, but they kept trying to sell me R10k+ cycles, and I don't like being forced into buying something outside my budget. Also, my wife wants to join me on social rides, but not events, so I am looking at a bike for her as well, but something basic that would not fall apart after 10km. Please could you advise which brands there are and what would be the best buy within my budged. I am 1.85m, and my wife 1.68, I know that will determine the size of the cycles.