I am a 51yo road biker who has never been on a MTB. I've got a second road bike and a hybrid that don't get much use, so I was thinking about getting rid of them and getting a MTB. I'd probably use it maybe a dozen times a year- 3 or 4 times on the Katy Trail (flat limestone), a few times a year for leisurely rides around town, and a few times a year for trail riding. I might discover I really like it and do more, but right now I see 90% of my riding remaining on the road. So I don't need anything too heavy duty. If I get the bug, I can always upgrade.
Anyhoo, I've always wanted a titanium bike and thought maybe my new MTB could be that bike. They are ridiculously expensive, though, but I found this Motobecane on BD for $2000. How do they do them so cheap? Is this something that I should consider? It seems too good to be true. I know it won't be the same quality of a Moots or something, but I'm really not sure I need it to be. Anyone?