Just got a Marin Alpine Trail 09' after messing with the Diamondback Recoil 08' that was on sale at Sports Chalet on Black Friday for $350 which was a huge mistake!!! The DB was just too heavy and compared to the Marin the DB feels like a cheap civic even though I do drive one lol... I actually went back there and started looking at the other bikes they had there and the Marin caught my eye and it was on sale for $500, you can already tell that the parts and quality was much better. The Marin is so much lighter than the DB. Now Im stuck with the DB and I need to sell it, maybe I shouldve done a little more research before I wouldve bought the DB recoil. But I love my bike so much due to the lighter weight and quality parts on it.