The team at Bike Exchange did a buyers guide for affordable Mountain bikes comparing the best on offer right now. The Reid Xenon 29 was featured very favourably in the write-up.
Below is Bike Exchange's thoughts on the Xenon 29:
The Australian-designed Reid Xenon 29 is priced well below the AUD$1,000 cut-off for this list but stacks up impressively well. The alloy frame is paired with Suntour XCM HLO fork with 100mm travel, lockout and preload adjustment, the Suntour XCM triple crankset combined with the 9-speed Shimano cassette provides 27 gears, and the 29in wheels are wrapped with 2.1in tyres. Reid is able to keep costs down by selling directly to the consumer, which, does mean if you order a bike, expect to complete some self-assembly or you can pick it up assembled direct from one of their retail outlets.