I don't have a ton of experience, but I'm looking to purchase a bike that I'll be able to take on some easy trails up in the hills around my city, and eventually graduate into some of the easier, and then more difficult freestlye courses. A friend of mine has similiar plans and has already purchased a Norco Bigfoot himself. I've personally been looking at the Norco Bigfoot or the Kona Shred 06. I'm quite fotunate to live in an area where I have easy access to many different mountains and trails. I was just wondering what opinions other people have. I don't mind spending the extra money for the Bigfoot, but is it that much better?
I'm just wondering what other people would choose.