I decided I didn't really want a mtn bike after all.
I went bike shopping today (planned on just looking and getting prices) to look at a Felt F75 and a Cannondale CAAD 10. Long story short, I didn't get either one. The sales guy pulled down a Specialized Tarmac Elite SL2 with SRAM Apex components and Mavic CXP22 rims/wheels. The price was a few dollars more than I was planning on spending but after all, it is Christmas.
What do you think?
Haven't had a chance to remove the reflectors yet. First ride will be tomorrow.