i've narrowed down my two bike choices: the 2004 Jamis Durango SX, and the 2004 Diamondback Topanga Disk.

Jamis: http://www.jamisbikes.com/bikes/04_durangosx.html

Diamondback: http://www.diamondback.com/items.asp...temid=106&va=0

At the shop by me, the jamis is 100 dollars more than the diamondback, at 629 and 529, respectively. It has a different shock, jamis = manitou axel comp with 88mm, diamondback = RockShox Judy TT, MCU/Coil w/preload 100mm Travel. Which shock is better? They have different disk brakes, the jamis = Hayes HMX-2 cable-actuated disc brakes front and rear, Avid FR-1 levers, while the diamondback = Shimano Mech. Disc M475 with Deore levers. Which has better brakes? The jamis also comes in a 21 inch frame, which fits really well, but the diamondback comes in either 20 or 22 inchers. I'm a little stuck and am new at the MTB scene, could anyone help me out with my choice? Thanks