Originally Posted by TEX
Not for wooded trail rides - unless he's talking total pavement. The geomerty in a hybrid is all wrong for anything off road. Way too much of an upright position for climbing.
I bought this bike about 6 months ago. I know its more than you want to spend but its an amazing bike and about the best hard tail money can buy for an entry level.
Ugh never mind it wont let me post links yet. Google 2013 Trek Mamba.