Simple answer is if you enjoyed riding its totally worth it. rent bikes like 7 times and you're spending the same cash anyway. But yea, peep official mtb forum and there are always used bikes on pinkbike.
LippamaniHey I was thinking. Biking looks pretty cool for a summer sport but is buying a 2500$ bike worth it? I've been downhill mtb twice and loved it. My one friend lives next to the park up north so he bought a bike and is very impressive and he invited me up and first day he taught me how to do 25ft table tops and he said I was a natural. The only problem is finding a place to ride around where I live if I can't would it be worth it?
Ps it's midnight and I'm in the back of a 12 passenger van haven't slept forever so this probably makes no sense.