Im just getting into moutain biking but im also starting to do small triathilons. I been riding my friends old gary fisher but its time to purchase my own, im in the 500.00 price range but amd gong to use it on the road and trails. i like both of them and the way they ride its my first bike pruchase and just would liike to know the ups and downs on each. i like the lockout on the rockhopper figured that would help out on the road course with speed.