Hey everyone! I'm new to the forums and new to mountain biking. I'm from SF but I am heading to the University of Washington in Seattle next year. I am looking to get into getting a mountain bike for when I'm there and I came across this cl ad http://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/bik/2296442949.html . I offered a partial trade of a camcorder(mini hd) + $575 for the bike. Am I getting a good deal? Is this a good bike for this pricepoint. I'm a little tentative to purchase and I have qualms about getting a heavy dual suspension bike. I was looking more in the realm for used hardtail in the 700-800 dollar range but this struck me as good deal. I really just wanted a bike for general trail riding with a bit of downhill.

Any help is appreciated thanks!

(Sorry for the repost from the beginners corner)