Hey guys....I am looking at buying a bike soon. I am a college student, so pretty much all of the money I am earning now is going towards tuition. If everything works out- I could have an extra 800-1000 bucks by the end of the summer. I am currently riding a bike my brother gave me- A cannondale 300me that has no suspension and is probably 7 or 8 years old- he never rode it though- so it's brand new. I realize that I can't get a good full suspension bike for 800-1000 dollars- so I figured I would get a really nice hardtail. I've visited some shops in the area and found a couple of bikes that look good. I found a specialized stumpjumper with a fox fork for 1000 dollars- it doesn't have disk brakes though...what do you guys recommend? I want to go through a local shop. Any other suggestions? Thanks!