So I just recently picked up a GF Marlin for myself, but now my girlfriend wants to get a bike too. Thing is she doesn't plan to go as far into the sport as I do yet. So she only wants to spend a couple hundred bucks. I told her the options are far and few in that price range so I'm going to supplement her money with 100 of my own.
So what are some good mountain bikes for a girl that is 5'11 with long legs for a max of 300 bucks, preferably less?
I know we have to find out what fits her and feels nice, but what brands should I stick to / avoid? Are there any brands that just make some really crappy low end bikes?