I've been riding a roadbike and a beat up hardtail for about a year and it's time for a nice mountain bike. I'm 5'10" 150-160 lbs with about $800 budget. This bike will be for trail riding with no more than 2 or 3 foot jumps. What do you think about this DiamondBack XSL
It looks like it has quality components all around, good condition, and not a bad price. LBS has a nice 2003 Haro Extreme X1 for $600. Is it worth getting the more expensive DiamondBack with better components, since I'm just a beginner? I could always upgrade it down the road. Do I even need a full suspension bike, I could get a really nice hardtail for the money.