Sorry, sorry, I know this has been done to death, but I've searched the fora here and everywhere else and still can't decide - any input welcomed.
I'm a lightweight myself at 11 stone and 5' 11". I ride Glentress and do a spot of not-too-scary jumping, but feel I'd like to get back to my singletrack roots.... I've just had my GT Halfords I-drive pinched and the insurance has given me £900 (absolute tops!!) to play with.
I can only buy from Leisure Lakes or Halfords, so my choices are a wee bit limited.
Looking closely at the Cannondale F5 HS33, thon steel framed Voodoo from Halfords, the Boardman bikes and Orange Evo 8 (2008)which can now be had for £750. Open to suggestions but will probably need an 'off-the-shelf job as I'm doing the Ae Forest thing on Saturday!!