Looking into getting a full suspension bike. I've found a Mongoose Otero & Giant NRS2 (earlier model of the two years it was made, meaning it has disc brakes) both in the same price range of about $400. The Giant would be the obvious winner, but the Mongoose has two major upgrades--front & rear suspension. It has a RockShox Tora fork & RockShox in the rear, though I'm not sure what kind. The Giant is fully stock. I'm about 50% trail, 50% freeride with my biking. Freeriding isn't too intense at the moment (mostly dirt jumps with landing ramps, occasionally 3-4' drops). Now, opinionate away!