He's about 5'9", 185. I can't be as technical as Scottie but the tires are sturdy, you don't need an adapter to air it up, the frame is lightweight enough with that cool suspension and the braking is superior.

We spent a little over $300 for it at the local bike mart. You could also see if you have Play It Again Sports in your area to pick up a fancy, schmancy bike if that is your flavor.