bike hints

dolbz12 Posts: 30
edited June 2007 in XC and Enduro
recently got my bike nicked and so looking for a new one. hopefully getting 500 from insurance if ill get it.

hoping to get a new better bike (last was 06 hardrock pro). looking to maybe putting 100-200 pounds onto the 500. any ideas.

should i stick to a hardtail or could i get a decent short travel xc full suss.

and recommendations would be great