I got my first full suspension bike last year and have been very happy with it. I had previously only had ridgid mtbbikes and bmx's. For some reason I have been looking into a hardtail and figure it would be cool too try one for a year. Today I was in the local shop checking prices and things. They had a few to choose from but I liked the Kona Shred which retails for only $899. I really like the size, price and look of the bike but something turns me off. I checked the Kona website and they state the Shred as being a dirtjumper and dont say much else about it? I do lots of trail, street, downhill and uphill riding and biking is also my main method of transportation. Confused on whether this bike will suit my style of riding? I am just looking for advise from someone who rides HT's.
Pics of Shred and what I have now