Hi all im Dave! I just received my 2003 Specialized Hardrock Pro Disk. I never down hilled before or trail other then 4 wheeling with my friends banshee. but i would thing biking is a whole lot diffrent. I purchaced my bike off of Ebay due to lack of funds. I know that, thats the cheap way out and im not supporting my local LBS but will spend lots of money there in the near future due to upgrades. I also puchaced a full face helmet along with the THE mud fender and a nice pair of blue down hill gloves also my helmet and fender are blue. I figured i would cordinate the colors with the titanium frame color. In my future posts i will post pics i have some in my digital cam but batteries are dead so i have to charge to get them. well i am very excited to be part of down hilling and trail riding. i give thanx to the person responcible for getting me into this sport my uncle (INCIPIT). He is a member of this forum. Well hope to chat with you people later on in the near future laterrrrz!