I am trying to sift thru the choices in a youth Mt. bike for my daughter...
Here are the choices I have found locally..
Trek Mt Lion 60 ($199- fixed front fork)
Gary Fisher Cosmo (suspension fork 50mm, $209-219)
Raleigh Rowdy ($199)
K2 Zed 20 ($more pricey $249 at one place)
Diamondback Octane 20 (Dick's and one bike store..$180)
Specialized (bit small frame for her already so we eliminated it)
All but the K2 have a steel frame. All have alloy rims but not all have alloy hubs. All but the trek have a front suspension fork. All have virtually the same gear system, same style brakes/levers.
Any thoughts are appreciated.