I just got back into biking about 9 months ago and I've been enjoying myself. I currently stationed overseas in Korea where most of the enlisted members are not allowed to have personal vehicles so I thought this would a good time to get back to mountain biking. I had a Scwhinn Protocol 1.0 but I abused it to the point that the fork wasn't giving me good rebound during trail riding and the gear weren't not the best for continued trail riding. Overall it was a great bike but I needed a bike that was more durable bike. Today I purchased a 2010 Cannondale F4. I plan on taking it out later to test it out.