I'm looking for a solid, beginner-oriented hardtail bike under $1,000.
I've borrowed or rented bikes before, including full suspension bikes, but I want to buy a good one that will last me awhile. Obviously, at this price point, I won't get the most durable bike, but I'll settle for a solid couple years of light riding.
I'll be biking trails (not a lot of downhill) at my local state park, and am fairly sure a hardtail will be fine, at least until I get more serious.
That's about it, any recommendations?