I've got an old Research dynamics coyote pro 4 and am looking at getting a new bike for the 1st time in probably 12-15 years and I'm a little out of what's going on in the MTB world. I have been looking through the google though. I'm Looking for something sub $1000---Heck sub $700 if possible because $'s is tight. Looking into a hardtail All mountain style bike. Something for the street and for the trails. I'm not going to be bombing any stairs, cliffs etc. I won't be downhilling. Just looking for taking some nice rides. Decent components would be nice. Disc brakes would be nice. Below is what I'm looking at currently but would like some feedback and other suggestions. I've test ridden them all and the haro is by far my favorite and for the +/- $500 price tag it is tempting. Transition Trans Am Haro Escape Sport Specialized hardrock comp Diamondback Response sport Thoughts?: The Transition is the most expensive at around $1100 iirc. Also iirc the DB was the cheapest at around $450.