I have been riding for about a year and a half now but have decieded I really wanted to start taking mountain biking a little more seriously. So for now here is my first post and I will post pictures of my new to me firebird as I get the finishing touches on it. However I did get to take it out lastnight in the dark and initial impressions are very impressed the bike is a blast to ride. Much more responsive and a great feel compared to the Diamondback Mission I had been riding and enjoyed. I will post more about it after a few rides as I get it dialed in a bit better. But for now I am up in north Phoenix and have a bike shipping box that is in pretty good condition if any one needs it let me know.