Didn't have the nerve to ask the standard what bike should I buy, but figured I shoud at least show what bike I bought! Now I know you hardcore mountain bikers, will cringe at the rear rack, and pass out over the sight of a handlebar bag, but it's what I need to ride the way I ride, with my kids. The rear bag carries, tubes, tools and a lock, handlebar bag carries food, camera and phone along with our mascot found on a trail. Solo rides, the bag comes off the front, and the headlight goes on. I'm a night ride junkie. My only regret was not having bought a MTB to begin with. It is THE most comfortable bike I have ever had the pleasure of riding!