Thanks for the recommendations. I'm buying a new Specialized Rockhopper Comp Disc and am trying to decide whether my current gear is good enough, or if I should use it as an excuse to upgrade what I have.
I'm actually using wedding cash/gift certificates to pay for everything. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif" alt="" /> She bought a much more reasonable Trek commuter.
I'll have to say that taking up lightweight hiking has helped in the bike gear department as well; I'm guessing my new setup will weigh noticeably less than my old 32 lb. rigid bike. I'll probably post my commuting/camping list once all's said & done.