I've got several road bikes and do a lot of road riding, but I'd like to get a Mountain Bike. I know that I want:
* A hardtail
* To be used on a variety of trails and fireroads but don't intend to get airborne
* Not too aggressive in its geometry (due to some lingering disc issues in my back)
* Might want to mount racks for camping
* Steel would be nice but not a deal maker or breaker
* Under 1K.
Thanks for any thoughts.