I mainly ride road but I have $800-900 to spend on a Mountain Bike. I want a mountain bike because, as we roll into fall, I would like to try some low-end trail riding with my daughter. I realize at $800-900 Im not going to set the MTB world on fire but I do expect something that will at least provide a few years of fun. I dont want full-suspension, just front with lockout.
Im thinking of possibly getting a '29er' . I am looking at the following two options:
Im looking at this, a '29er':
Bike Direct Motobecane Fantom 26er - Im OK with a BD bike as I am comfortable wrenching and dont particularly care about resale value or street cred etc. Seems a solid bike.
Any Clydes who ride trails on a 26" or 29" wheeled MTB that can offer comments?
Thanks so much.