Go ahead and say "I told ya so"
I went ahead and bought an $800 full suspension bike (got it on sale for $550 since it's last years model) it's a schwinn rocket 2, has shimano deore 8 speed shifters, deore lx front derailleur, deore rear, truvativ isoflow crank, hays mx-2 disc brakes, marzocchi mz comp 100mm travel fork, fox vanilla rear coil etc. On paper it was a great deal, but what everyone on here was saying is it would be dreadfully heavy, and they were right. I wouldn't really mind except I'm only 5'5" 135 pounds myself so for climbing hills I need as light as I can get. Would there be anything stopping me from buying a hardtail frame and tranferring all the components? (minus the rear shock of course)