My wife’s 15 yo nephew wants to get a mountain bike and has come to me. He was sold on a Trance but now decided he doesn’t want to spend that much and is aiming for around $1,500. So he came to me for advice.
I think a Marin San Quentin 2 would fit the bill pretty well, it’s $1,649+tax so in the ball park and he can find the rest. It’s a well price build and only needs a brake upgrade and dropper which I can easily sort.
But I can’t find a Marin dealer to go have a look. Any ideas?
Also suggestions of similar bikes in the price range would be awesome.