Is it taboo to talk about them? Some of you have admitted to owning them, so I thought I'd tap into the MTBNJ brain trust and get some advice on an upper entry-level bike. I've read a lot of threads from you guys and value your opinion. Been looking in the $1000 range and I'm impressed by the Trek 1500. Dollar for dollar, what's its equal? Or is there something out there that blows it out of the water for a few bucks more?