My wife and I just started mountain biking and we love it. We have rode Nike park and Windsor castle in Smithfield so far. I bought Diamond Back Bikes hers is great I tore mine up in 3 weeks and took it back for a refund. Im looking for a new Bike in the $500 range. These are the Bikes im considering, Fuji Nevada, Cannondale Trail 7, Specialized Hardrock, GT Avalanche. As far as components the 2013 Fuji is the best bang for the buck, good derailers, Double walled rims aggressive tread tires, Decent brakes. Just wanted some opinions from people that are into MTB.