I'm new here and I'm just getting into the mountain bike scene and these forums have been great, but I need advice from you guys, the experts. I've been to the LBS and did some looking around. In my price range, here's what they had...
Specialized Hardrock Sport - $360 - 1 year service - seemed pretty decent.
Trek 4300 - same price, same deal.
Then I also found this add locally. Now I haven't seen the bike yet, wanted to know if you thought this could be worth the investment.
"Cannondale F600, disk brakes, med frame, new cond, blue, cost $1000, $550"
I would probably try to haggle the price down a little (depending upon condition, prior use, etc) but would that be a decent idea?