Reply To: First xc bike


I’d personally saving up and expanding your options. I’d look for a bike with a 1x drivetrain and thru-axles for the frame and fork though admittedly, I don’t know what price point they start at.

If I was forced to choose between your two bikes listed, I’d go with the Trek because you’ll at least have dealer support at Trek stores wherever you are. Keep in kind that those tires it comes with won’t be worthy on anything other than a graded dirt path.