I'm from B.C Canada and new to the sport of mountain biking and really enjoying so far. I picked up a 2008 Trek4300 off of craigslist for $200.00 and couldn't be happier with it. It's my first bike that isn't from a local Department store and all i can say is wow. I didn't think there would be that much difference as there is and find myself pulling away from my friends on cheap brands. Anyways just wanted to hey and look forward to sharing stories tips etc.