I'm just getting back into mountain biking after several years and I was looking for some suggestions as to which kind of bike to purchase. I do know that i would like to get a hardtail bike and spend $700 CDN or less.
Some of the options i have come across at my local bike shops are: (all 2007 models)
Norco Wolverine ($645)
Norco Kokanee ($675)
Norco Bushpilot ($550)
Kona Fire Mountain ($579)
KHS Alite 1000 ($650)
My main use for the bike is to bike trails /cross country rides.
Any input on those bikes, along with any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated.