for 10 yrs i`ve been riding a big box store (C.C.M.-canadian) mtb with dual susp. its time to upgrad to a real mtb, but due to budget it will be modest. im thinkin trek 4300, but not sure if i will b disappointed going to a hardtail after a d/s. mayb i should hold off. im also thinkin KHS xc 204. at 51 yrs old it will prob b my last bike purchase. what do u ppl think??