Well to everyones relief here i just received my new bike.
Ok ok its not exactly a MTB, in fact its a road bike, but i couldnt resist the speed.
I really like it, and i thought id share the good news for all to see.
Its a Bianchi Gold Race 600, an AL frame with ChrMo fork, kinda weird for a road bike, but its a 27 speed, climbs like nothing ive ever ridden, light as id like, and looks damn sexy.
Bought it from my LBS, cost was very nice, i also ordered a helmet and shades from wiggle.co.uk and they arrived the next day. Very happy with the whole experience.
Heres a pic from a website as i have no digital camera (next on shopping list)