yeah i wasn't going to get a full suspension. I guess it's nice, and so are hydraulic brakes, but I don't need it.
I'm not a biking n00b, i've done it before. And i'd assume like the the rest of NS, i'm coordinated and can pick up 'action' sports pretty fast. I just don't have my own real mountain bike, either just used whatever bike i could find or a rental on school trips. they rent really nice bikes too.