Yea I've decided that I love this sport to death and will always ride. I have a Trek 4500 and have put miles and miles of riding on it and its still in great shape. I'm starting to look at other bikes and I'm having a tough time with if I should choose a fully or a hardtail. I want to start XC racing real bad and try to get some local sponsers. I just need to know what would be the best choice for a racing bike because I love to hop off of stumps and get big air (for Greensboro NC riders, like jumping off the roots next to the crest of the ravine and landing on the end of the down slope) What should I do here.