Within the next 2 months I'm looking into buying a hardtail (to compliment my full suspension). Well, actually I'm interested in turning up for some local "newb" races for fun, and my all-mountain isn't going to cut it =P The links will be from the places I'd be purchasing the bike.
So I've been eyeing these 3:
1) '06 Specialized Stumpjumper Disc:
2) '06 Jamis Dakota Elite:
3) '06 Trek 8000:
And my interest in the 3 is in that particular order. Everyone will tell me to ride what's best (and I will) but I'd prefer some personal experience (instead of relying on MTBR). Any info on personal experience (particularly between the Specialized and Jamis) would be great. I already own a Trek so I'm used to their geometry.