After lending my old GT Avalance to a friend and him getting it stolen, I have some cash to buy a new ride. I used to be purely a forest rider but havent really done that much since moving further in to London and now do a cycle commute of 8 miles and some weekend light trail riding with my girlfriend.
I have around £800/$1250 to spend (God bless the cycle to work scheme!)
I'm really split between two bikes now. I have test ridden both and like both.