Right Guys Recently I have had to re-evaluate my health and my physical fitness... due to some recuring problems. So have decided to get back into cycling to build up the muscles in my legs... In aid for me to have some motivation I have signed up for a 60 Mile Charity Cycle Ride in July, having not been on a bike for over a year, I decided it was time to get in training and have started to build up to the 60 Miles... This weekend I managed to do 30 Miles but there were multiple pubs on the way... I am now looking to upgrade my current bike, which is a Giant Boulder Shock, Hard Tail MTB... its several years old but it does a job, however the frame is too heavy for long distances... I have started to look at new bikes and wondered whether any one else had any suggestions... Been looking at Marin's, Kona's, Cannondales and Giants at the mo... witht the front runner currently being the Marin Eldridge Grade http://www.marin.co.uk/2008/bikedetail.php?ModNo=3847 Does anyone have any other suggestions?