I've been on the lookout for a bike recently and settled for this.
At the moment it seems to be the best spec bike on the market for under £300.
It came second in this months What Mountain Bike's "under £500" lineup, so for £299 it's going to be hard to beat.
Weight: 13.45 kg
Frame: Hydroformed Alloy 6061 Performance Geometry
Fork: Suntour Xcr W/ Lockout 100mm Travel
Gears: 24 Speed. Shimano Acera [F]. Shimano Alivio [R].
Shifters: Shimano Sl-mc 40 Rapidfire Plus
Wheels: Rigida Zac 19 Double Wall Rims. Formula Cl-51-act Disc Hub [F]. Shimano Fh-rm 65-cl Disc Hub [R].
Brakes: Shimano Bl-m485 Levers. Shimano Br-m485 Hydr. Disc [F]. Shimano Br-m485 Hydr. Disc [R].
Drivetrain: Shimano Fc-m341 42x32x22t Crankset, Shimano Bb-un 26 Cartridge Bottom Bracket, Kmc Z-72 Chain, Shimano Cs-hg40-8l 11-30t Cassette, Wellgo Lu-910-s Pedals
Extra Features: Scott Team, 26.8mm Seatpost. Scott Ozon 26 X 2.0 Tyres.
RRP is £399 and next lowest price I could find was £360 at Evans.