Just wanted to say thanks to everyone who posts on here. With your help I decided to get a '05 satin black Specialized Hardrock Sport. As soon as I was able to get it home I took it out for a little spin and experienced my first crash. I went over the handle bars, did a somersault, landed on my feet, jumped up and let out a big "WHOOO-WHO!" It was rad! Both the bike and I came out unharmed, except my ego a bit. I'm really looking forward to getting a lot better and hitting up some trails pretty soon.