Hi all, I'm brand new to this forum and I'm hoping a few of you might offer some advice. I ride road now, never even been on a mountain bike, but I'd like to try it out. I'd like to start riding with a couple buddies of mine. I'm in the market for an entry level mountain bike and am looking at Treks/Fishers. One of my buddies suggested a bike like the Fisher Mullet would be a good bike to learn on because of the very relaxed geometry. I've been thinking along the lines of the 6500 or Tassajaras. Any suggestions, does it even matter that much at this price point?
By the way, I live in central Ohio so there's not a ton of riding options available. From what I understand, the local trail is not real demanding. Thanks again.