I started out looking at lower-end FS bikes, but I don't really need FS, and something about a sweet hardtail just holds more appeal to me anyway, so I narrowed myself to HTs. Recent events in my life have given my price range a huge boost in flexibility (), and I think I have my first candidates. I want to know what people have to say about these picks ... if you own one or have used one, did you like it and why/why not ... advice on what kind of terrain they seem made for ... etc.
Yes, there are a lot of Jamis's here. My future uncle owns a shop and I can get one from him, but he lives in Colorado ... luckily, my LBS carries Jamis and I'm friends with him so I get some deals there, too. The Spez, I'd have to get somewhere on the internet.
........So yeah. The lineup ---
(In order of favoritism)
Jamis 2007 Durango 2.0
Jamis 2006 Dakota Comp
Jamis 2006 Durango 3.0
Specialized 2007 Hardrock Sport Disc
Any feedback/suggestions/etc is greatly appreciated