Well not really new i haven't riden for about 4 years. I used to live in gemrany, and I used to ride very often. Im not all that great where i go of huge jumps etc. im prety much average. I just like going through trails maybe hit a jump here and there. anyways i went to a local shop and saw the Trek 4500, and it looked to me like a very good bike they were asking 560 for it soo im thinking of buying it. i test rode it too. im wondering if its a good bike like i said im not looking to go all out pro and stuff. soo i figured its a decent bike. also if you know any other bikes let me know. and yes i did read through the bike poll thread etc. but im not only posting to ask opinions on a bike im also trying to introduce myself. but anyways just let me know what you guys think. also if here are any bikes from CT let me know i wouldn't mind meeting up and go riding.