I just bought a Trek 6500D and I ride the trails in and around Southwood. I have a number of friends who are mountain bikers. I want to get to a level so that I could not trail too far behind them.
I am also interested in getting a cyclocross bike for light trails and, maybe, commuting. I have a pretty stiff neck so I want the most upright geometry and stem for a 56cm frame. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.
My beloved 2001 Litespeed Tuscany and my 2014 Cannondale SuperSix EVO Hi-Mod Team bike
Welcome to BikeForums. This is the Introductions forum.
Ask the folks in the Mountain Biking forum about improving your mtn biking skills. The folks in the CX forum and the Commuting forum can help you find the right bike for commuting.