Yesterday I pulled the trigger after some very rigorous decision making... I now am the owner of a 2008 Motobecane Fantom Trail. I took it for a 3mile jaunt yesterday at the creek preserve and it held up well. So far I'm satisfied! I purchased it from Cycle Spectrum which means I had to pay sales tax, but I get free maintenance for life. I'm only charged for actually materials they use, not for labor. So free tune ups and cheap service! Their parts are reasonably priced as well, so its not like they marked them up too much. I'm a beginner mtn biker so the service was a big sell for me... being local to a Cycle Spectrum (same store as bikesdirect.com) is a big plus!