Hi guys, I've been looking around for a new bike. I will be doing mostly rides around the suburbs, but I want to get a MTB because the trails around me are very rocky, very rough and steep; so not really suitable for a hybrid.
It is a very entry level bike. At that level the fork is basically a pogo stick. It is the kind of bike you buy and ride for awhile to decide if you like the sport well enough to blow some real money. Most of us start off that way. Might want to consider going used too since a lot of people decide no they do not like the sport and sell their bike after it has sat in the garage for a couple years.
Thanks guys for the feedback! I'm just looking for a good bike to use for recreation, nothing too extreme. I'll be using it around 80% on the road/pavement and otherwise on some fire trails, like this one:
Hi guys, thanks again for the feedback. Yesterday I went to another LBS to compare the Specialized to what Trek offers. I started a new thread, and I'd really appreciate some help with understanding the differences between the Specialized Hardrock and the Trek X Caliber, and why there is such a difference in price, and whether or not its really worth the extra $$ or if the Hardrock is good enough for my needs.