The Commencal Meta AM v4.2 full suspension is a great bike but it has quite a bit more travel and is geared to be more of an enduro bike. The YT Jeffsy Al Two ( comes in both 29er and 27.5, similar builds on each ) and Canyon Spectral AL 5.0 EX are also both very formidable bikes. However Canyon Bikes won’t be available in the US for purchase until the 3rd quarter ( around September Octoberish time of the year ). Another great bike would be the Specialized StumpJumper but it costs around $3000 so I don’t think its in your price range. However, the Trek Top Fuel 8 is also a good bike so its really up to you. Most bikes around the $2500 range are aluminum and if you want Carbon your gonna have to go up a couple thousand dollars. Carbon is totally worth it if your racing but otherwise is not really necessary. Good luck finding a bike and check your local bike shops for closeouts and demo bikes that are for sale.