Hey all- This is my first post. I'm looking at purchasing my first MTB. I've been lurking for a couple weeks and have read numerous threads. I'm 5'9" 185lbs. The riding I've done so far has been primarily trail riding (using friends' bikes.) I've been looking at bikes in the $400-$800 range, but now have a friend that's selling a 2002 Giant Rincon (19") for $100. It was only used for one season. Would it be worth it to get this bike and use it for a season and then upgrade? Or should I just spend the money and buy new?
Any and all advice would be appreciated!