I know it's a dirtjumping bike, but I can get a hold of one for a really good price. I figure if I put a 3rd ring on the front and get a new post it could be somewhat ok for xc riding. I looked at new low end mountain bikes like the hardrock comp disk and the kona blast and it seems to have a similar frame design (but worse components such as forks, brakes), and the LBS said those bikes would be allright for what I want to do.
All I want it for is to do a little cross-training and to try mtb, maybe one day try a race (for fun). I just can't offord droping to much on a new rig as my roadie self seems to go through a lot of parts.
What do you guys think?
Think of any problems I may have?
Do you think I'll be able to keep up with folks on full xc rigs? (on casual rides)
Or should I just go for the Hardrock comp disk? I find the fork to soft (morzzachi 3?) do you guys think the fork on the stuff will be stiffer?