I did not think 215 was that heavy, but like I said my weight will not be their long. I usually weigh in around 195, sometimes less, but that is getting to skinny for me. I went to the LBS today and looked. They carry Specialized, Trek, Haro, and Rocky Mountain. I really like the specialized, but had work clothes on so I could not try them out. The salesman was excellent, spent a lot of time with me and told me not to buy until I rode them. Never seen a salesman tell someone not to buy. Anyway, I will ride some on this coming Wed. I liked the Specialized XC model, the salesman knows the trails around here and said it would be a great bike to grow into. Anythoughts on the different levels and weather or not they are worth the extra money? That would be refering to the FSR XC. FSR XC COMP, and the FSR XC PRO DISC. Are the differences worth the extra money? He also said the Hardrock would be good if I wanted to go Hardtail, any thoughts?