Hello Guys. I'll start by saying that I have not ridden a bicycle for 15years. But I'm starting to get it into it again and it's really fun. I love MTB and ATB. I hope to learn new things in this forum. I specially like trek fuel and specialized s works but I don't own any of them. Too expensive for me.
Welcome to the forum. Both Trek and Specialized have some fine bikes that are quite a bit cheaper than the fuel and s works series. I have owned both Trek and Specialized MTB's and have been well satisfied with both. My wife rides a Trek 4500. I currently ride a Gary Fisher Tassajara that has been upgraded to XT. They work fine for us without breaking the bank.