I have had 2 Ibex and have ordered a third. I’m getting me the new Marac 29er for the price and components it’s hard to beat the bang for the buck. But I also love my trek it has been a great bike still going strong and I bought it new in 92. I will say there are tons of bikes out there start hitting some demo days and ride some bikes. Your bound to find something you like that you can live with price, let’s face it none of the good bikes that will last are cheap.