Scott Scale Elite 29er medium 2011 rarely used
Price: £600

My lovely Scott Scale 29er, hardly used in 3 years, slight cosmetic wear in the odd scratch but a great ride. Rock Shox Recon Gold front fork with lockout, Elixir disk brakes, 27 Shimano gears with XT rear mech etc. etc. Check out reviews on bike radar etc.

It's super fast and plenty agile enough for all but the most severe technical trail riding. It climbs like a goat due to it being a 29er which means it's got 29inch wheels rather than the standard 26inch MTB wheel, so there's less rolling resistance in case you didn't know that.

Probably suitable for anyone 5'8" to 6' is. I'm 5'10". Spare pair of tyres as well, almost as unused as the ones fitted...!