Hi, I'm new here (obviously). Was trying to find an all-terrain bike under $100 (I know, I'm cheap), and am being forced to go with a 24" due to my shortness. As far as 24"'s, the only bikes close to me in that size for that price are all labeled "boys". I am 21. Does it matter, or is there major build difference between a boys and mens bike? BTW, I am female, but playing around with the girls and boys bikes at Wal-Mart, I couldn't sense that any one was harder than the other. The boys bikes looked like they would last longer though.
And just an FYI, I was looking at a Mongoose XR-75. It doesn't need to be able to handle really tough terrain, just needs to be able to handle a gravel road at the most, and maybe a paved hill or two. It looked pretty good, considering my current bike has no shocks, no brakes, and had been in use for 10 years before the wheels stopped turning on it. It was a Roadmaster.