I picked up my new bike today from Sunset Cycles. I bought a 2008 Giant Yukon Hardtail for \$500 it took me a few weeks of looking around at many bike shops but it was a tossup between this one and a Kona Fire Mountain. They both basically have the same parts but the other shop just acted like they didn't want to sell me a bike. Sunset Cycles was willing to work with me and match deals and the bottom line is they have great customer service and I plan on buying my stuff from them for many years to come. The 2008 Giant Yukon is a wonderful bike especially for a beginner like me and I plan on beating the crap out of it. My first upgrades will be the pedals. I’ve been looking at some nice and very common clipless pedals made by Shimano but that’s another post. The bike handles incredibly well with great geometry. It’s a very strong frame even though it’s a little on the heavy side. I know this bike will give my many good rides in the months and years to come.