Dire Bears are one of the best mid-size mounts out there. They can harvest berries, fiber, thatch, hide, and meat very well. The swipe attack has a great AOE, which makes them great against swarms of enemies. They also provide a thermal buff that keeps you warm in cold climates. Their relatively small size, strong attacks, and thermal buff make them (in my humble opinion) one of the best mounts for cold caves, especially the large ice cave on the center. A very versatile mount, great for practically any role you want for it.
Faster than a giga, strong as a rex, with some levels can get to 1k carry, can gather and eat both berries and meat,can even gather fiber, if you tame a high level one you have a super gathering and combat mount. Unmatched in utility.
Hits like a Mac truck, more damage than a rex, easily 8k hp, super fast, LOTS of weight, awesome stam, great attack speed, gathers meat, berries, and fiber, super easy to tame, cheap saddle, pretty much a cheap theri that hits like a rex, fast as a galli, and has quetz weight. I’m pretty much just waiting for a nerf.