Ok, I went today and checked out some bikes. I was pretty much looking at a Giant, Trek, or Gary Fisher. Just had to make a decision on which one and model. I ended up sitting and riding around on all three brands. The Gary Fisher had the best position to me. The others felt a little more crunched up. So the had the GF Marlin for 400.00 and the Tassajara for 520.00 The Marlin is only in 21". It felt ok. The Tassajara I rode was 19". I felt a little more nimbe and easier to move around. They also had the Giant Yukon for something like 350.00. And a trek 4500 for about the same. My question is should I get the Tassajara or is the Marlin a better buy for 120.00 less. I would have to look somewhere else for the Marlin to get a 19". I would rather go with the Gary Fisher brand because of the seating position. But I am open for all comments and suggestions. As I don't have a whole lot of experience in this.
hopefully be riding soon