Hey my name is Rob. I am new to this site, and also new to mountain biking. So new that i accually dont have a bike yet. Which is why i am posting this thread. I am looking at 3 bikes and i was hoping to get some opinions from people who are familiar with this sport and the bikes. ok well the first one on my list is the cannondale F5, second is the GT avalanche 2.0, then last would be the KHS Alite 150. I will be riding this bike to work on the road everyday but i will also be taking it to mountains and on weekend trips alot. Hopefully hit up some good trails around NJ and PA. well hope to hear some good feedback and if anyone has any other suggestions on bikes let me know what you think.