which has a frame geometry etc similar to the santa cruz chameleon? cuz the chameleon is too expensive! but it looks sweeeeeeeeet! perfect. that bike looks like it can do trails and yet do tough stuff. i just bought a bike and am also just beginning to do stuff so of course i am not in the market at all. but i cannot help drooling. that bike looks very rideable (flat dirt, uphills, descents) and also very tough. man. i would like something like that. is there any other hardtail out there similar to this bike but cheaper but yet good and strong? which can sort of do everything? just so i can put something in my wish list. it is nice to have goals.
(ps- i had my first big crash today. well not exactly crash but first big wound anyway. i fell and somehow or the other the teeth of the big chainwheel up front dug deep into my big toe. like bang. you should have seen my sandals, yuck, painted with blood. yep, like an a**hole i dont wear shoes when i go out. in fact i only own a pair of shoes to wear with my suit or pants when i go for official work and a pair of dr marten boots for otherwise purposes. i love them, my last pair i wore for six years, no sh*t. i hate sneakers! but i guess i will have to buy a cheap pair. oh well..)