Ive been mountain biking for awhile now. I always have fun on the trails and riding with my friends. Even my brother is training with me on some easy local trails. My dad new it from the start that eventually, he would be pressured into buying a bike. The time has come. He as always been an outdoor freak and wants to try riding some trails with me. He is looking at a Raleigh Mojave 8.0. He is about 5 10 in hight and ways about 170. He has already tried a Trek 4500, and a cannondale (somename i forgot) He says the cannondale is too cramped in the pedal area, even with the seat at the proper height. He likes the ride of the Raleigh best though. Any other suggestions? Also, we have specialized, trek, cannondale, gary fisher, k2, haro, raleigh, ironhorse, and mongoose distributers in town.