Which £1000 AM / DH bike recommendation

BlueDynamo Posts: 143
edited February 2010 in MTB buying advice
Simple enough question chaps. My mate is looking for a FS bike upto max £1000 with AM/DH leanings.

From what I could tell the buyers guides wouldnt really suit this style of riding (more XC), but that could be my poor judgement lol!

He has noticed 2 so far. Whats your opinion of these below or is there something else better out there?

http://www.evanscycles.com/products/pin ... gn=froogle

http://www.evanscycles.com/products/fel ... gn=froogle

Thanks in anticipation of any replies chaps!
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