Hello, new member here, looking to buying a good mountain bike. First off, most of my friends ride hardtails and some even race so I'm around mbs alot and it's time for me to invest in one. My budget is about $1000.00 and it doesn't really matter if it's full suspension or hardtail to me. One pretty important thing for me is size, I'm 6'2'' and 155lbs. so I need something I can be comfortable on but also I like lighter bikes so out of the choices I'd probably go for one of the lightest. I was thinking of going with Ibex since most of my bmx bikes are mail order but then I thought I might want to go with specialized so I can go to an actual bike shop to get fitted and test ride different bikes. Bascially what I'm asking here is for you to tell me what bike you think could live to all or most of my standards. Oh, and for insurance, I'm not sure if alot of flaming goes on here but please if you're going to flame don't post, if my thread is a problem I apoligize and will do what is nessecary to get rid of it.