My daughter has outgrown her mom's old Schwinn Stardust and we would like to get her a decent bike without breaking the bank (4th child).
She's 14 y.o., about 5'1". She likes mountain bike style handlebars. A Trek MTB we tried was a bit too small with the 16" frame, but another style bike with 18" frame was a bit too large. A Realm Province was a great fit, but can't add full fenders due to the front suspension.
She's been riding around the neighborhood with me for a couple of years -- about 4 to 5 miles each ride, but would like to do more.
Riding would be 90% road with occasional trail (Blankets Creek Trail for those in our area).
Budget is about $200 for the bike and any needed repairs.
I'm thinking used hybrid or MTB without suspension as we want to put on full fenders to make it an all-weather bike. Fenders and accessories would be added as she can afford them (so not part of the $200). Can you provide recommendations on where to find a good used bike and what to look for.