Hi I'm 17, a newbie in the world of mtbing. I'm just on the edge of buying my first mountain bike:a Specialized Hardrock after much research and grilling my LBS people. I don't have any big plans, I'm just going to ride for fun. To what extent, I don't know yet but I have a feeling I'm gonna be hooked. This is a great forum, it answered pretty much all my questions previously through other people so I didn't have ta bother anyone! thanks everybody and Here's to many more years of mountain biking!