My first post in the MTB forum.
I have started to look at 'supplementing' my road biking with a mountain bike and will also want to take it away to places like the Snowy Mtns (Aussie), along with the road bike, so I can get some extra fitness and generally improve my overall riding ability.
The mtb would be used on fire trails and horse trails - no heavy duty stump busting, cliff jumping, downhilling etc.
Here are a couple of bikes I'm looking at (prices in Aus dollars), and I was hoping that you guys would have some comments on what you think of the bikes and which you would recommend:
2011 Trek 4300 Disc ($799.00) - http://www.trekbikes.com/au/en/bikes...ies/4300discz/
2011 Trek 4500 Disc ($999.00) - http://www.trekbikes.com/au/en/bikes...ries/4500disc/
2010 Haro Flightline Comp ($999.00) - http://www.harobikes.com/mtb/tab2_subNav3.php
2010 Malvern Star XCS 5.0 ($999.00) - http://www.malvernstar.com.au/range/bike-2605.aspx
2011 Giant Talon 2 ($999.00) - http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-AU/...ck/7389/44227/
2010 Avanti Montari 3 ($900.00) - http://www.avantibikes.com/cross-cou...3.aspx?bid=386
Thanking everyone in advance........