I used to ride Marin bikes exclusively back in the 90's (Eldridge Grade, Indian Fire Trail and a Rift Zone) but then I got out of bikes for a few years until I got my Giant in '07.

A local dealer is selling off their '09 Marin stock for 50% off. This makes the Hawk Hill a very attractive upgrade from my current bike.

What are the new Marin hydro frames like and in particular the Hawk Hill?