My first post here! I hope this isn't the wrong sub-forum for my question.
I have been riding a bike since I was four, so for about 16 years now. I really enjoy casual biking, but want to start hitting trails with others and try my hand at that. So, I'm looking for a mountain bike.
I know that since this is a specialized forum, "consumer level" products are probably sneered upon, and for good reason, I'm sure. However, I do have a couple of requirements for a bike:
1) Sub $250.
2) Light (not heavy); maybe aluminum frame?
What would you guys recommend? I don't know anything about the bike market!
Thanks in advance!