Cannondale Trail 8
If you’re just getting started and expect to spend half your time riding pavement and half on beginner-friendly trails, Cannondale’s Trail 8 is the perfect gateway to mountain biking. It features a lightweight aluminum frame, a 3×7 drivetrain a suspension fork and mechanical disc brakes.
REI Co-op Cycles DRT 1.0
The DRT 1.0 is designed to bridge that gap between youth and adult mountain bikes. It’s a great option for young teens as well as small adults. It features a lightweight aluminum frame with a low-slung top tube that gives riders plenty of standover clearance and small diameter 26-inch wheels that are easy to handle. The 3×7 drivetrain has plenty of range and it comes with hydraulic disc brakes for confident stopping.
Mongoose Argus Trail 26
The Argus Trail 26 is a fat bike that sports 26×4″ tires, which provide gobs of traction and will let this bike go where traditional mountain bikes can’t. Explore snow-packed trails all winter long. The Argus features a lightweight aluminum frame with a 2×8 drivetrain and mechanical disc brakes.