Jump into the 29 inch mountain bike craze or stay with the more traditional 26 inch wheel size. Either way, you have plenty of options and each has a particular ride characteristic that is unique. Flow through your favorite trails or tackle the city streets - mountain bikes are versatile in all sorts of terrains - making them the ultimate all rounder bike. Buying a high quality mountain bike has never been easier with plenty of top brands offering nearly fully assembled bikes for direct mail order. Shop for Diamondback or Lapierre and get up and running quickly with there recreational to pro level offerings. For a simple in-between option with 27.5 inch wheels, consider the Diamondback Overdrive
. Complete with high end options like disc brakes, single front drive, and fully compliant front suspension, it makes a great starter bike that will last for years.