Newbie looking for some direction in picking a new bike

amichaeljones Posts: 2
edited April 2010 in MTB beginners
Hi all

Thanks for reading as I am in need of some guidance

I am looking to start cycling again, finishing uni this coming may and looking to buy a new bike, I do have a sunn but with no suspension, and i am looking for an upgrade.

I am looking to spend around the 500 ± 200 on a hard-tail that is lightweight but will last me if i start taking cycling more serious

I know i'm not going to be getting the 'cats pajamas' for the price range but wonder if anyone has an idea for the best option.

I have looked at the GT avalanche 1.0 but have read its a heavy bike

Thanks for the help its much appreciated :D