A friend of mine gave me a Mongoose Blackcomb that he rode three times. He is not into bikes that much. I have ridden motorcycles since I was 2 and BMX since I was 8, but I have never tried riding mountain bikes except on roads. I am 24 now and I am going to get into it. I just dont know the first thing about whats good and whats not good. From what I read this bike does not have much support by anyone. I just wanted to know if it is a ok learning bike. I am very crazy and will try anything. You should see my medical bill LOL. Once I start breaking things should I upgrade parts or just get a whole new bike. I do not have the money at this time to buy a brand new bike, but I am heading up to the mountains this weekend and plan to do some crazy suff. Fun stuff like drops and a whole lot of speed. So if I live through it any advice would be greatly appreciated.