Suggestions for a new bike
I am looking for a new bike. I am currently riding an old Gary Fisher Tassajara (somewhere around 2000 model). I have been riding for about 3 years and that is only bike I have ever used. It has worked well for me. I am now looking to get something a little newer. I have heard different things from different people in various local bike shops. I have looked at a Trek 6000, Haro Flightline Comp, GF Tassajara, and Specialized Rockhopper. All have disc brakes and RS Dart 3 Forks. I am looking to spend a max of $750.00. I don't want FS just yet. I am doing the Xterra Triathlon in May, so I need something very soon. Even though I really only ride on Sundays and Mondays, I am not your typical weekend warrior. I like to ride hard and fast, both uphill and downhill. Suggestions or opinions???