a question for the dodster

40427 Posts: 119
edited November 2009 in MTB buying advice
im looking for a new bike im 15 and im looking at an all- mountain bike. i cant afford to buy a brand new version of the bikes that im looking at so have been searching on pinkbike and ebay. i came up trumps on pinkbike when i found this :

i know you love this bike from religiously reading my brothers magazine as it used to be one of your long termers. i was just wondering what you thought of getting it second hand and if not what full suss am mtb you would suggest for 800 or under.