Got my first REAL full suspension MTB today. For some reason I just keep buying bikes at REI. My first MTB was a Novara...then I got my dad's hand me down IBIS which they used to sell exclusively @ REI. Then I got this POS 2000 Specialized Expedition off of CL...what a mistake that was. Did a lot of hunting around...all the usual suspects here in OC...was hoping to find a deal on a leftover 2017 or even a 2016 but I quickly learned it's slim pickins out there. Then I remembered about an email I got a couple of years ago from REI talking about GHOST bikes. German engineered bike, some are made in China but 70% of their bikes are made in Germany. And of course they use standard components like Shimano SRAM etc. Anyhow...got this today: https://www.ghost-bikes.com/en/bikes/fully/bike/kato-fs-5-al/ Look forward to seeing some of you out on the trails. How will I know if you are an STR forum member?