What kind of riding are you looking to do? I'm not super versed in mountain biking yet but have a Diamondback Response with similar components however it's a hard tail. One thing you will want to do if you buy the Recoil is replace the plastic pedals and possibly grips so factor that into your shopping. The suntour forks it comes with, while not exactly the most high end, have treated me well so far. The front forks do have preload adjustment but you can't lock it out for climbs. Others will probably have better advice on bike selection than myself, but wanted to give you the heads up on a few of the components/features.