Marin Bolinas Ridge 26″
Here’s a nice option for tall kids and short adults.
This is Marin’s Bolinas Ridge model. It’s a nice mid-level hardtail mountain bike equipped with V brakes (for their light weight), Shimano’s Acera drivetrain (which shifts precisely and happens to be extremely durable), and a Suntour suspension fork with 100mm of travel.
The Bolinas Ridge 26 happens to roll on top of 26-inch wheels. The 26″ wheel size was the mountain bike standard for over 30 years but since most off-road rigs are now using 27.5″ or 29″ wheels we’ve been missing one important attribute of the 26′ers: That they’re smaller.
So with this bike you get a small 13″ frame size rolling around on top of 26″ wheels. This means that you get nimble handling, good comfort and better standover clearance for folks in the 4’9″ to 5’1″ height range.