Ok ive been looking into buying a new bike because i want to upgrade from an old hardtail to a new FS rig, I've looked at everything. and i have narowed it down to a couple of bikes, a trek fuel 6.5, an ibex asta expert, a specialized FSR XC comp, and a BMC fourstroke 3. These are all bikes that i found inside my price range (about 1500) with good components and good reviews. If anyone has opinions on which one is best for someone who is hoping to get into xc racing, it would be great to see your opinions. Also if there are any other models that you think i should look at please tell me.