Originally Posted by Scott41984
KEVHOGAZ- How do you like your Specialized? What other bikes were you comparing them with? What model and pricetag was it (if you don't mind me asking)
I got an '07 Stumpjumper Comp. It's a full suspension bike, and I think I paid around $1500 for it, if I remember correctly. I couldn't really find anything in it's price range that I liked, so I went with the specialized. They make good bikes that work exactly like they're supposed, and rarely fail. It's definitely a work horse, that I can set the air pressures on the shocks and tires, and just ride. I've got one of their road bikes as well, and love it just as much.
I don't really think you can go wrong with any modern big name bikes. Just make sure it's got the stuff on it you want, and go for it. I always make sure the fork is the one I can live with, since they're so expensive to replace. Everything else I can swap out later, if I don't like it.
I've also got a Niner EMD, a 29'er hard tail bike, that I've got a ton of money in to. Here's a pic of it. Enjoy.