I've been seriously getting into mountain biking lately and i chose a bike for me to get for which my skills can develope and grow. I chose to buy a Specialized Stumpjumper M4 because i liked the weight, price and the good reviews, not to mention there is a retailer 20 minutes away from my house but here is where the problem is. They have just ran out of the 19'' size which is what i want and need so i am looking for a new bike to buy. Does anyone have any recomendations on MTB hardtails that are around 1100-1200 dollar range that have comparable components and performance? Thanks any help is appreciated. I'd rather buy a 2002 as i dont feel like waiting 3 months for the 03's since it will be getting cold by the time i get it and the demand would probably be high. Thanks again for any help or suggestions .