My nephew wants to start riding MTB, budget of 500, I wouldn’t really consider anything other than 2nd hand personally for that but I’m too much of a snob. 29″ general trail bike.
Before I discount anything new at that price, what are the bottom end Vituses like with ST fork and Altus?
Picked up a Bobcat Trail 5 (RS fork, Deore 1×9, Shimano discs) for just over £500 last year (on offer) but you’ll be lucky to find any bargains right now and you start getting. a lot of compromises on components below that level. We were looking at the Vitus until it went out of stock.