Covid hit the bike industry hard. Finding a bike was near impossible. Even harder trying to get the exact things you wanted. I finally found a Marin Bobcat Trail 3 in stock and checked most of my boxes for my first MTB. I knew I would buy some upgrades and make it a close to what I wanted in the first place. So far its been sick! Had to dump the 2×8 drivetrain it came with immediately and went with a 1×11 setup. What a difference.