TREK ROSCOE 8
TThe Roscoe 8 and the Cannondale Trail 2 (also featured here) might be the best-value out-ofthe-box mountain bikes available at the moment. The Roscoe takes the 27.5+ approach, whereas the Cannondale is a classic 29er. Choosing between them depends on the kind of riding you want to do.
The Roscoe is a trail bike. It comes standard with a 120mm fork and 2.8-inch tyres that dissolve rocks and roots. The frame is alloy, and the drivetrain is 1x11 SRAM NX.
It even comes standard with a dropper post, which allows you to get more centred on the bike when things get gnarly. I can’t tell you how much a dropper improves the ride experience on a hardtail!
If you live near a good trail network and you want an inexpensive bike that can handle anything with minimal maintenance, the Roscoe is hard to beat.