I purchased a Trek Wahoo two weeks ago and have taken it out a few times on some Texas trails. It is fun but realized I would enjoy and have more fun with a full suspension.
After about a week of research and going back to the bike store, they took my bike back with a full refund (even with about 120 miles on it already) and I purchased a new bike. It's a bit more expensive but seems to be pretty good. I was going to either purchase a Trek EX8 or Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Expert.
After about two hours of testing and going over all the parts with the sales guy, I purchased a 2010 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Expert that was the stores demo bike.
Do you guys think this was a good purhase for a new rider? I'm 42 and new to mountain biking but found that I love it!!!! I feel like I'm 18 when I'm flying on a trail. So far, no major accident, just major fun.
What all should I pack in my backpack?