Smaller 18" frame hovers over natural obstacles on off road trails more easily than larger frames. Tires roll smoothly on hard and loose surfaces.
Bike lacks adequate low gearing to get up tough hills without some extra effort.
Large 26" tires feature good tread for extra grip on rough terrain. Frame is sold with durable connections. 7-speed rear gearing offers plenty low-gear help.
Lacks any sort of suspension to smooth out rough rides and jumps while off road.
Tires are fairly resistant to small scratches and punctures, which often occurs on rough trails. Seat has a good amount of adjustability for personalizing the fit of the bike.
The shifting can be far from smooth and requires extra force, notably in the middle gears.
Steel frame holds up to the usual amount of punishment encountered during normal trail riding. Disc brakes are responsive and provide great, immediate stopping power.
Frame paint will require consistent cleaning in order to maintain its natural finished look.
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