I'm 16, about 5'10-ish and about 145 pounds.
I'm looking for a pretty durable bike that i can take on trails, and over some dirt jumps and stuff.
I do not plan on upgrading a WHOLE lot.
price range: under $600
what 'size' should i get? and, would anyone like to point me in a direction for some decent bikes?
So far, i've looked at the trek bruiser 1...and i'm still looking.
i went and checked out mtbr.com, however when i'm narrowing down the search, i don't know which category i fit into...is it XC hardtail? maybe Freeride hardtail?
I used to dirt-bmx...so, i'm looking for that in a bike that i can take offroading on trails if i like to. I DO NOT want a bmx bike, though. i hope you understand. I want to take a mountain bike and give it the versatility and durability for some hardcore dirt jumping, yet I would also like to enjoy some offroad trails through the woods and stuff.