Hello guys ive been reading around this forum for a few days now and have decided to get into mtb more often than i do now. I usually rent a mtb when i go which usually ends up being a trek fuel 70 or 90 depending upon what is available when i get to the shop. I have decided that i want to buy a mtb of my own but am not quite sure what to get i hear some people say go specialized hardrock or some people go gt avalance or some people say go trek, but regardless i need a mtb and woudl like to buy one now. I realize the trek fuel is about 1000 dollars now i do have the money to buy somethingl ike that but idk if its worth it for me to buy something like that for my first bike. I found this randall scott website and was wondering what you guys thought of these ironhorse bikes in comparison to going to my LBS and getting a specialized hardrock here are the url's to the 2 bikes. Guys if these are nto quality stear me away because i would rather spend 1000 and get a quality bike that will last than throw 3-400 away.