I have looked and looked for a good bike around the 6-1k range, Bike stores everywhere are sold out, and i refuse to pay the stupid prices people want for decent bikes on FB, offerup, craigslist, etc. I check all the time for new inventory within a 1 or so drive. I recently found this and got it for $750. This will be my second MTB ever. my first one was a 2008 GT avalanche 1.0. I had it for 10 years and it was stolen. I really wanted a trek marlin 7 or something comparable with a 1x crank. This seems to be a good bike, but wanted some more “professional” opinions.
Based on your budget, what you used to ride and what you were looking for I think you hit all the points you were looking at. I tend to agree with ZipHead, if you like and it gets you on the trails then what others think doesn’t matter. Enjoy the bike. Now go ride the wheels off it.
The one thing you should do if you buy from Dicks is actually bring it to your LBS to look over. It’s extremely likely that the person putting the bike together knows very little about bikes (it’s probably a college kid) and may not install the parts correctly or torque bolts appropriately. PLENTY of horror stories out there where many people usually blame the bike for a fail but a number of these are likely due to poor install/set up.
The bike under your butt is better than the bike you can’t get. I will second the comments from rmap01, make sure the assembly is done right. Even a cheap bike can hold up surprisingly well if things are torqued right and things are greased the way they are supposed to be. Learn how to do it yourself and you will be even better off. The Park Tool YouTube channel can teach you more about bike maintenance than you ever thought you could know.