Hi all. I just signed up to the board, to ask some advice on a new bike. Humm... what to say, Im a mountain biker, I ride whatever the people I can talk into going with me want to ride, mostly trails and stuff. I dont really do much in the way of downhill, but anything that can be encountered on a trail I will take a shot at. Im riding a 1999 Specialized Hardrock, I was a poor college student when I bought it, and almost nothing on it is stock anymore, but I still need a new bike. I re-painted it recently, ever seen a crome bike? Frame is dented in a couple places but it still rides. Ok, so thats me, and its lunch time and raining so I have to go ride now.