Im looking for a new bike, but Im just not up to speed on brands and components. Im looking at hardtails, nothing super fancy but nothing cheap. Im 205 lbs and ride super hard, fast, and take some small jumps any chance i get, so I need something sturdy, with strong rims. Talked to a couple salespeople, one guy wants to sell me a 2005 Specialized Rockhopper Comp (for $650). I was also looking at a Trek 4900 ($620). What do you guys like? Whats component brands are good and not overpriced for the name?
Thanks guys, see ya on the trails (if i get a new bike!!!!)