I have been mountain biking for over a year now. I currently own a GT Aggressor 2.0 (hard tail). I want to upgrade to a full suspension but I can't afford to spend $1000 on a bike. I was leaning towards the Specialized FSR XC (MSRP $880). I know the bike has cheaper and heavier components but I figure I can upgrade the components little by little (I've heard that it's pretty easy to do with Specialized bikes). And I kind of like the life-time warranty on the Specialized frames too. Also, does anyone know how much the bike weighs? Specialized does give out information on bike weight on their web site.
one last note:
My brother told me to check out the 2004 Jamis Dakar Sport (MSRP $800).