read magazines - buy new stuff!
Jerry68 post made me laugh. It's crazy how shameless the MTB industry is about convincing riders that their 3 year old "state of the art" bikes and components are now junk. I hope the trend swings back to "ultra nimble" 26 inch single speeds with head shok forks so I can sell my so-equipped by:Stickel frame. I can't get any interest right now and it's too nice to sell for peanuts.
Next trend: magnesium framed 26 inch hardtails with bar ends, shock posts, and Amp Research leverage forks. Sign me up!