i'm riding a 24" redline bmx for the city but want to venture into trails, etc. i don't want to lose the capability of hopping and banging around streets and staircases, but i also don't think i need to go full-shock all-mountain with a new bike. will an xc hardtail allow me to do my piddly jumps and bang-arounds on a trail? any suggestions? i still need to get sized up (5'8", 150). i'm looking to spend around $1,000. it seems a kona caldera might be what i'm looking at. i'm hardly a stuntman, but not a country cruiser either.
i've read the reviews but i'd like to find out ideas of exactly what type of bike to get. the mazrochi (sp) list was helpful, but i think i may want something above xc/touring and below an urban assault. or maybe xc bikes will hold up?
i appreciate the advice.
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