Triton189 you have no idea how young 54 sounds lol.
Thanks for your response, I’m very happy to be back into MTB. But boy a lot has changed since I last was riding. Especially the prices, but I guess it’s all relative. Let me know if you get to try one of the new plus bikes. There’s quite a bit of sand here in Arizona so I’m thinking a plus might be the way to go. Thanks again