I'm new to the forums. I've already introduced myself in the general intro forum, but since I'll probably be spending the majority of my time in the MTB forum I figured I'd introduce myself here. I recently moved to Alaska from Texas, where I did quite a bit of cycling. I sold my bikes off to help pay for the move (graduate school), but I'm planning on buying myself a bike tomorrow. There's a bike swap being sponsored by the local cycling club and I hope to find a good deal there. If that doesn't happen I'm looking at either a Specialized Hardrock or a Trek Wahoo (basically the same thing). Anyone have any opinion on either of these? I'm going to try out a 29er, oddly both LBS recommended a 29 when I mentioned I'd be riding on the campus trails, which are apparently heavy with roots and undergrowth (I've only seen them covered in snow as ski trails). I welcome any advice and hope to get to know some of you guys. Cheers.