I'm 5'4 and looking for a new mid-level mountain bike. I currently have a trek 3700 13" and it's my first mountain bike, but I've grown out of it and I'm looking for something to grow with. I've been checking out some local bike stores and have a few options that I'd like your opinions on.

#1 2007 Trek 6500 wsd $620

Frame & Fork
Frame Construction TIG-welded
Frame Tubing Material Alpha SLR Aluminum
Fork Brand & Model Manitou Slate Comp, 100mm travel
Fork Material Aluminum/magnesium, single crown
Rear Shock Not applicable

Components
Component Group Shimano Deore
Brakeset Hayes Sole XC HD w/6" Rotor brakes, Hayes Sole XC levers
Shift Levers Shimano Deore
Front Derailleur Shimano Deore
Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore LX
Crankset Shimano M442, 22/32/44 teeth
Pedals Shimano 505
Bottom Bracket Shimano Octalink
BB Shell Width Unspecified
Rear Cogs 9-speed, 11 - 34 teeth
Chain Unspecified
Seatpost Bontrager Sport
Saddle Bontrager Select FIT Basic
Handlebar Bontrager Select
Handlebar Extensions Not included
Handlebar Stem Bontrager Select
Headset Aheadset Slimstak

Wheels
Hubs Shimano M525 disc
Rims Bontrager Ranger
Tires 26 x 2.10" Bontrager Jones ACX
Spoke Brand Unspecified
Spoke Nipples Unspecified



#2 2009 Cannondale F5 wsd 1 $750

Frame & Fork
Frame Construction TIG-welded
Frame Tubing Material Co2 SL Alloy
Fork Brand & Model RockShox Dart 3 w/lockout, 100mm travel
Fork Material Single
Rear Shock Not applicable

Components
Component Group SRAM X 5 mix
Brakeset Avid BB 5 Mechanical brakes, Cannondale XC levers
Shift Levers SRAM X.5 Trigger
Front Derailleur SRAM X.7
Rear Derailleur SRAM X.5
Crankset FSA CK-360TTT, 22/32/44 teeth
Pedals Wellgo Alloy Platform
Bottom Bracket FSA TH-7420ST
BB Shell Width Unspecified
Rear Cogs 9-speed, 11 - 34 teeth
Chain KMC 9-speed
Seatpost Kalloy SP-359, 27.2mm diameter
Saddle Cannondale Co2 Feminine
Handlebar Cannondale C3 Riser
Handlebar Extensions Not included
Handlebar Stem Cannondale XC3
Headset Cannondale Converter

Wheels
Hubs Front: Formula DC20, Rear: Formula DC22
Rims Jalco X-320 Disc, 32-hole
Tires 26 x 2.10" Kenda Nevegal
Spoke Brand Stainless
Spoke Nipples Unspecifie

#3 2009 Gary Fisher Marlin Disc 13" $750

Frame

Gold Series 6061 T6 aluminum, G2 Geometry, butted DT, cold-forged dropouts & BB

Wheels

Shimano M475 6-bolt disc hubs, Bontrager Ranger disc rims, 32h
Componentry

Shimano Deore front derailleur, Shimano Deore rear derailleur, Shimano Deore shifters, Shimano M442-L crank, Avid BB5 mechanical disc brakes

Suspension

RockShox Dart 2, 100mm travel, custom G2 offset



What do you guys think? The only bike I've test-rode so far is the Trek and it's just a tiny bit too short for me in the torso (just like my current trek), but it's my understanding that this can be alieviated with a handlebar adjustment? Also, I'd need to buy new shoes and learn to ride with clipless pedals, but I know that it's a great deal. Do you think it's a good enough deal to pass over a 2009 bike?