I am by no means new to biking (60 yrs. +) but have only recently gotten serious about it again, after the new local rail/trail opened. I have found, however, that I have little interest in the mountain bike, after I resurrected the 22 yr. old Miyata Quickcross (hybrid), and recently acquired a Trek Montare for the suspension and disc brakes. The experience has become fun again, and I am looking forward to adding on more road miles in the nearby rural rolling hills. That's my story, and I'm sticking to it!