Alrighty boys... I'm a roadie that is going to be getting a MTB to mikx things up a little over the summer... and do some XC races this fall. I'm pretty much narrowed my bike choies down to a Specialized Rockhopper comp or a Stumpy hardtail. I'm leaning more to the Stumpy at this point from a bike weight and component quality standpoint (even though it is quite a bit more $$) I just don't want something that I 'm going to outgrow in 4 months, like I did with my first road bike. Plus I don't want the thing falling apart after the first couple runs either. Anyhow.... I'm curious about bike fit. What kind of position should I be in for riding. I felt so upright when I was testriding the bikes.... like I was tooling around town on a beach cruzer or something! I'm a road racer... and ride in a pretty aggressive position on my road bike. I imagine I don't want to be quite that aggressive on the MTB, but it feels so different I'm not sure what to expect. I'm 6' 1.5" and ride a 58cm effective top tube road bike, with a 120mm stem. So it seems that a 17" Stumpy would be the size to get, based off ETT... but the stem is obviously much shorter at 90mm than my road bike. Any suggestions about position and how it should look/feel when I'm on the bike? Just trying to get a little more informed so I can talk to the guys at the LBS in a more effective manner. Thanks for your time!