I'm 18 years old looking to get into some sweet mountain biking! I got about a month before i can do that so i have that long to find a bike. I need your help! I've looked everywhere and theres too dang many to choose from, which isn't a bad thing.
From what i understand there are two types for XC/downhill/mountain riding goodness: FS (full suspension) and Hardtail. I've done a little bit of homework and i'm leaning towards FS. The problem is that they're so expensive! Local stores have great bikes (Mostly "Giant" brand) but they're all over 1000 dollars for FS. Help me find the bike or even answer some questions that newbies ask! My budget is around 700 dollars or less. Thanks- Daniel