Hi, my name is Jason. I am new to biking as I have not been on a bike since I was probably 15. Lately, I have been more for the motorized two-wheelers with my Harley. As you all know, not going to get much exercise with a motor under you. I live in the hills so mountain biking is definately the only way to go but I am having trouble deciding what to get. I really don't want to spend a whole lot of money until I determine that I will stick with it. I don't have a horrible history of that but it could happen. Would it be worth my time to invest in a department store piece of junk until I see if I enjoy it? I have researched the hardtail v. suspension issue and I think I want a suspension under my butt to save my body from any future torture. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.