Hey all, I've been lurking the forums for a while, taking in all the great info available and finally decided to make an account. I've been itching to get a MTB for a while now and am finally going to make the purchase hopefully this weekend. I was in my LbS and talked to the owner for some time getting an idea of what I was really looking for. The shop carries Cannondale, Scott, Raleigh and Redline and my budget is 800-1300 although I'd like to stay on the lower end to be able to buy some accessories and riding gear. In terms of riding I am mostly interested in xc with some DH and very light freeride. I want something I will be able to progress on and do some light features but nothing crazy. Right now I'm leaning towards Raleigh tokul 3.0, it's on the lower end of my price range and has (from my knowledge) some pretty solid components for the price (rockshocks fork). I would just like to get some opinions or feed back if this seems to be a good fit for what I'm looking for. Thanks in advance guys and stoked to become a member of this community!