Hi guys and gals, I am happy to join this group and get some valuable information. I started trail riding about a year ago. We have 16 miles of bike trails next to my house at Versailles State Park in Indiana. I started on a Mongoose Blackcomb. Cheap beginner bike but after a year of beating it to death on the trails, it never once bent or broke. This gave me the oppertunity to see if i would stick with it and eventually upgrade. I just purchased a Marin Bolinas Hydro 29er this week and cant wait to get it out there on the trails. This bike seems absolutely awesome. Anyone else ride Marin?