I'l start off by saying I'm another new guy to mountain biking, I plan on riding a lot more with the new bike(mostly XC)
Today I went to my LBS in search of a new HT. I saw a few Treks but was not impressed, the Gary Fisher Tassajara felt great and with a $529 year end discount it is quite economical(considering it's made in the USA and has the Pilot XC air-supported shocks)
If you have owned/ridden this bike please give me your opinions on it.
You may have seen my thread about the k2 zed 4.0, this is the other bike I am considering, so if you think the k2 is better or worse let me know.