What is a good cheap mountain bike that doesn't offer a gear box sort of thing. I'm new to this world so please clarify names as well. :)
The first bike that I rode, and with which I got decent at riding (I guess) is a crappy one, in my opinion. It's super heavy, it's gear box never really worked (it always skipped gears), the brakes were instantaneous (instead of gradual like I prefer them), the range for turning was only 180 degrees to the front, etc. All in all, it isn't a good bike.
I want to change that with my second bike. I want a bike that's light (yet very durable and enduring), no gear box (if possible, if not then it doesn't matter, with this I mean only 1 gear of course), gradual brakes, and great tires that last a good while.
One more thing, it's gotta be attainable in Europe. If it's only found in America then don't bother, since I'm gonna get it in Europe.
So what do you recommend? If possible it's gotta be under $1000, since I'm not rich. It's gotta be a mountain bike, since those are naturally more durable and since I plan on entertaining myself in rough terrain. Any good ideas you have I will check and maybe what's missing or what it has extra (in order to further refine my request).
Of course, if it's good looking that's a plus, but not necessary. ;)