I've been riding road bikes for a couple years now and living so close(4 miles) to the mountain trails and not having mountain bike just seems silly to me. I'm 6' and ride a 56cm Fuji road bike. I'm looking in the $600 range in the local adds and come across these 4 bikes. If you were me which bike would you have? People around here who ride the trails say the most you will need for these trails are a short travel full suspension. I'm really fine with anything but I wouldn't know any better. Tell me what you think!
Focus Black Forest 4.0 2011
Specialized Rockhopper 29er 2012
Giant Reign 3