You don't actually need a mountain to go mountain biking. It's easy to get fooled into thinking that hardcore trails, and bikes that cost as much as a car, are essential ingredients for having fun on two wheels, but that's a notion that's pretty easily dispelled by throwing a leg over the Cooker 2. A product of Charge's bikes are for riders philosophy, the Cooker 2 is a fun, versatile, and bombproof hardtail that'll tackle your local trails with a grin on its face and plenty of giddyup in its step. The most affordable bike in the Cooker lineup to boast a terrain smoothing suspension fork, the Cooker 2 boasts a lightweight and rugged aluminum frame, welded into a shape that's classic, clean, and efficient for easy pedaling and bike messenger caliber looks. It's no fixed gear, though Charge hooked up a 10 speed Shimano SLX component package for climb ready gearing, and it outfitted the Cooker 2 with trademark extra wide 27. 5in wheels and tubeless ready tires 27. 5 that balance the traction and smoothness of fat bike tires with the fast rolling nimbleness of standard 27. 5s. The biggest difference between the Cooker 2 and its younger siblings is the Suntour Raidon fork. It takes some of the sting out of rugged trails and high speed descents, so you don't feel like you're being rattled to death when you're pushing the envelope. Speed's only good if you can stop, though, so Charge built the Cooker 2 with Tektro disc brakes, which provide reliable braking even in wet conditions. It finished the Cooker 2 off with its in house Spoon saddle and Square lock on grips and even tossed in alloy pedals so you're good to go right from the box.