Hey guys! New here and I guess you could say I'm new to mountain biking in general. It's been a long long time since I rode and, thanks to rising gas prices, and a growing wasteline... and a general love of the outdoors, I'm looking to get into mountain biking. I have 7-800 dollars to spend on a bike and I'd like to get something that's comfortable enough for daily riding but burly enough to handle some abuse when I'm comfortable. I've been looking at the 08 Diamondback Response Comp/Sport, but upon looking through the forums I don't see many of them on here... Is their something wrong with DB's? I've had a few (when I was younger) and I always liked em alot? I can spend more than the 500 they cost.
Anyways, I'm 22 years old and about 170 lbsssss. I'm really excited about getting into the sport, can you guys post some recommendations for bikes and that sort of thing? Any tips would be much appreciated as well.