I have been looking at this site for a few weeks, searching and reading opinions to help me decide what bike to get. I'm just starting out and not too sure of the type of riding I will be doing, but will be riding on trails in Colorado. I am considering a Specialized Hardrock Sport due to overall favorable reviews (aside from the front fork), however the K2 Zed 3.0 is on sale for not a lot more, about the same price as the Hardrock Sport Disc. Which bike would be a better start between the Hardrock Sport and Zed 3.0? There wasn't a lot on the K2's here and little on mtbr.com, and both are 2005 models. Thanks for the help.