I'm new here and I'm hoping to benefit from all your experience/expertise. I haven't been biking for long and I'm definitely in need of some advice.
I'm about to buy a new mountain bike (old $100 one broke) and have a price range up to $500 plus shipping. I'v been looking at performancebike.com and other places but can't quite decide. For example, both the 2005 GT Avalanche 3.0 Disc and the Iron Horse Maverick XC mountain bike seem very good and I'm not sure that the latter's larger price is justified. I hope you guys can give me some recommendations.
Thanks in advance!