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I’m looking at a new bikes for my 10yo son this Christmas. He’s outgrowing his 24. Looking for a Hardtail. I had initially planned on an XS or S 27.5 until I saw this video. It looks like the reach on most of the 27.5 will be too long. We ride mainly XC. I’ve looked for used bikes but it only looks like people are getting ride of their entry level Trek Marlins and availability is few and far between on new bikes BUT there are a few Giant STPs around. I though the STP was more of a park/dirt jump bike but thoughts on it for a XC/trail bike? I know that they say that “26 is dead“ but my first real MTB was 26 and after all he is just a kid. There is a local mtb club he has expressed interest in next year when he goes into 6th grade but who knows by then he may change his mind. I know the STP is not a XC race bike but does it really matter at that age?