Let's see if anyone can recommend a good bike for my needs. I ride a lot. But I do a combination of riding. I'm looking for a mountain bike (26") that can take a beating and last a while. I do a lot of jumps and trails. But I also do a lot of road driving to get to trails. Usually I get cheap Walmart bikes and they get trashed within one summer. Usually the derailers and brakes go first. So a requirement is dual disc brakes.
I want all this for under 500. Does anyone have any ideas on what i can look for?