If you’re in the market for a new bike in the $3k range – try everything you can! The same size bike from different manufacturers can fit quite differently. I ride a XL Trek Remedy and it feels more like a large. Our son rides a Commencal Meta and loves it. It was the most inexpensive bike in our price range but it came with a Rockshox Lyric and 3-position shock in the rear. We have upgraded the brakes to Shimano XT and the rear derailleur from a SRAM NX to GX. Good luck!