Originally Posted by ssnh
you all have a homework assignment: pick me out a bike. less than $1000 please, thanks.
will be riding up and down hill for fun... cross country trips. full suspension please.
I'm assuming by your vague description that you might want an all mountain bike that will pedal well for XC riding but still handle some freeriding. For something under $1K with around 5 or 6 inches of travel, I'd suggest an '03-'04 Santa Cruz Heckler or Specialized Enduro.
Know anyone in California who could ship you this bike? It's a pretty good deal: