It seems that every year, the bar is getting raised for an entry level mountain bike. This is no exception. The Rockhopper Comp 29er 1x is a heck of a bike for a beginner. It's got the new Microshift Advent 1x group - which gives you a low gear of 42t at an unbelievable price. The frame is light, the Shimano brakes are solid, and it can take an internal dropper post. Smooth, simple, crisp shifting makes it easier for a beginner to always be in the right gear. No dropped chains with the 1x, either. What else could you ask for? We have a mix of colors and sizes, but will stock XS through XL.