Hi everyone, I've decided that my truck eats up too much of a hole in my wallet lol. Anyways, my work is about a mile away but I would like a nice bike to ride around to a from work and for leisure riding and I was wondering what would be my best options? I have 2 local bike shops around here. One offers giant and specialized and the other I believe offers trek bikes. I used to have a specialized big hit but Ive never taken it up in the mountains and it was mainly used on the road and to jump off of curbs etc.. I probably wont use my bike with rack and panniers but I would like to have the option to get some if possible. Also, ive got a budget of 600 for the new bike and the ones I were looking at were the specialized crosstrail disc or possibly the hardrock. Any advice would be helpful!