I have been researching mountain bies for some time trying to decide which one to get. I'm looking about the $600 range. These are the three I have been looking at:
Haro V4 - Haven't found alot of information on Haro except for the fact that they tend to have better stock components than the other brands. The local bike shop has the '06 models on sale which is always a plus.
Trek 6000 - Lots of information on this bike and it appears to be a solid bike. However it seems that the components are crap and have to be replaced quickly.
Marin Northside Trail - Have found very little info about this bike, seems to be more popular in the UK but I dunno.
The type of bike I'm looking for is a bit of an all purpose bike light enough for trail riding and rugged terrain. However if I need to tip the scales in any direction, then I'd like to lean a little to the rugged side than the speed side. Thanks for any suggestions that any of you are able to put in.