A friend at work wants to buy her teen son a moutain bike. I suggested a hardtail as I see that most full suspension bikes are around $1000 and much higher. And for the trail riding he mostly does I believe a hardtail will be enough.
I checked out a Giant Yukon ($599) and thought it would be perfect for him. It's very light compared to his current Dept. store bike with lots of fork travel and, light overall weight and very good disc brakes.
Are there other bikes we can look at comparable to the Yukon in price (Canadian), frame quality (if it's good) and components? Thx.