I'm a long time poster here on BF, but I know absolutely nothing about mountain bikes. In fact I've only ridden a bike with a front shock once. So I come here asking for your help.
I'm in Riga, Latvia, and my 14 year old great nephew who has just declared that he would rather cycle than save up for a car, is in my home town of Toledo, Ohio. Clearly on hearing about his declaration from his mother I want to help the guy out.
After talking to the guy himself he has told me that he would like a single speed mountain bike, preferably with 26" wheels. Could you please suggest some sub $450 models? I called the LBS which I used to use in Toledo and they can get a Redline Monocog, but it's a 29er. Any other suggestions for bikes available in the US would be most welcome.