Hi there @mckenziethompson!

Thanks for reaching out to the Community looking for some advice!  Exciting to hear that you are enjoying cycling enough to want to get a mountain bike! 

I’m first going to encourage you to take a look at this expert advice article on how to choose a mountain bike. This will help you identify what features are important to you based on your personal experience and location. 

Any additional information you can share with us about where you like to ride can help us make a recommendation. Also, here is some helpful information in terms of proper bike fit.

As you start to narrow down some potential options, please feel free to reach back out with any follow-up questions!

My personal recommendation would be to check out our DRT 1.1



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