I am just getting back into riding. Doing hard packed trails daily. I was going to get a Hybrid but the people on that forum felt that a MTB would be best. I have to keep it under $300, I wish that was not so. I have 3 options right now and was looking for some opinions.
2005 Giant Boulder SE $200
2009 Specialized HardRock $285
2000 Giant Yukon $275
The Yukon has the best component set but it is the oldest. Boulder seems to have the next best set but the HardRock is the newest bike. Any thoughts are appreciated.