There may be a lot of purposes of biking but whatever it is, there is only one thing that is sure; that it is one of the most interesting outdoor activities that is worth the time. You will enjoy the experience of biking outdoor and at the same time, it will keep you physicaly fit and healthy. There are tons of choices of beautiful mountain bikes in the market that you would find it hard to choose from. If ever you are one of those people who have these dilemma on which mountain bikes to purchase, here, we have provided a list of the best mountain bikes. And for those who are tight with their budget, you don’t have to worry, because this list can also help you since these models ranges below 1000.
It’s a common belief that the more expensive an item is, the better its performance but one should know that even the thickest bundle of dollars won’t do if he doesn’t know the specifications. There are a lot to consider in choosing the best mountain bikes, aside from its prize: the frame, the breaks, wheels and the gears. So from this list, you may find something that suits you.
1.Diamondback Bicycles 2015 Sorrento Hard Tail Complete Mountain Bike
This is very much the choice of those first times in mountain bikes since it can easily be adjusted to fit on whoever is riding it. This model fits in any kind of landscape so it will be easy to handle especially when the biker is still not familiar with the place he is passing through and because of this it is comparable to those very expensive mountain bikes.
Along with the manual, the biker can easily assemble the mountain bike. It has instructions on how to put together the mountain bike which will make the work faster and go smoother but if you are a first timer on assembling a mountain bike, it is best if you ask assistance from people who already have an experience on putting it together. For its frame, it is built with a durable 6061-T6 heat-treated aluminum alloy which makes it endure any kinds of terrains. The breaks are just in linear pull so it won’t be difficult to stop. With its 27.5” wheels, you can steer your bike easily even in a roughly landscaped places. It’s built with a shifter and a shimano 7-speed derailleur that makes the biker control his speed and is well match if one is still learning.
2. Mongoose Impasse Dual Full Suspension Bicycle (29-Inch)
This model is much comparable with an expensive mountain bikes so instead so going to any mountain bikes worth more than $1000, why not choose a mountain bike that has the same quality and can give you the same satisfaction as those expensive bikes but this model has definitely an advantage over those other mountain bike, IT COST LESS.
Assuming that you already have an experience on assembling a mountain bike, this model is very easy to assemble that it would only take you about 30 minutes. But for those people who will do it for the first time, you don’t have to worry since there is always a help offered by a handy manual which can direct you to the step-by-step process. All you have to do is prepare the tool needed and follow the steps. For its materials, it has an aluminum suspension frame which makes it very durable, a 29” wheels which makes it suitable in different places and also it has a front and rear disc brakes made of alloy and the gears uses 21 speed shimano rear derailleur with SRAM twist shifters.
3. Schwinn GTX 2.0 700c Men’s Dual 18 Sport Bike, 18-Inch/Medium, Red
It may look like just another department-purchased mountain bike, but this Schwinn GTX 2.0 700c Men’s Dual 18 Sport Bike, 18-Inch/Medium, Red can be one of the smoothest-looking bikes that one can ride. And compare to those mountain bike from the mall it definitely exceeds in performance.
Unlike other mountain bikes, this model has less things to do when it comes to assembling. You just have to make sure that the pedals are properly attached, the tires are properly place in the frame and secure the handles. As long as these are properly checked, then this mountain bike is ready to go. In its materials, It has a Schwinn Aluminum Dual Suspension Frame w. Steel Rear, a slick and alloy high profile rims w/ black bladed spokes wheels,a shimano Altus 24-speed with shimano EF-50 trigger sifters in controlling speed easily, aSuntour Suspension Fork and a Pro Max Front Disc Brake which can help in performing a complete stop.
4.Diamondback Bicycles 2015 Recoil Full Suspension Complete Mountain Bike
This Diamondback Bicycles 2015 is more technical than the previous mountain bikes mentioned. Though you can do the assembling on your own, I suggest you ask help from a friend who knows to assemble a mountain bike better to make it less time consuming. But if you’d really want to do it yourself, you still can, of course, but it will take you at least an hour and a half to finish it, however, the time and effort you invest is all worth it once the mountain bike is properly assembled because it works well than other models.
This model is built with a 4’ travel 6061 t-6 aluminum alloy full suspension frame in its hands that makes it very strong and is capable of passing through all kinds of landscapes. It also has a kind shock coil rear shock and a Srsun tour XCT 100mm suspension fork wheels, tektro Aires mechanical disc brakes and Shimano 8-speed drivetrain with SR sun tour cranks.
5.Schwinn Men’s Network 3.0 700C Hybrid Bicycle, White, 18-Inch
This Schwinn Men’s Network 3.0 700C is definitely worth it—on its performance, easy and understandable manual, smooth and easy to adjust to fit your height and in this model, no more problem in assembling because if you choose to purchase this, it is already assembled when it’s delivered (on time). This model is made up off a Schwinn aluminum Hybrid frame with Schwinn suspension fork frame, a quality that can be compared with other expensive bikes, a durable alloy rims on its wheels which makes it easy for the biker in rough places, a Suntour Suspension Fork and Pro Max Front Disc Brake to make the bike perform a complete stop and 21 speed Shimano rear derailleur with Shimano EZ Fire shifters for gear shifting and speed adjustment.
6.Gravity FSX 1.0 Dual Full Suspension Mountain Bike Shimano Acera Suntour
One of the most bike with the lowest rate is this new in box gravity FSX 1.0. This full suspension bike with two disc brakes is far more worth than its price. This model is soothing that you can use in all sort of roads it still can give you that satisfaction a $1000 bike can give. Its specifications are: a durable and very stable Dual Suspension frame, a front and rear disc brakes,a 26” wheelsand a 24-Speed Shimano Components.
7.Schwinn Men’s High Timber Mountain Bike, Grey, Medium
When price is on the top of your checklist in buying mountain bike, this is something you could consider. Aside from its cheap rate, it is also comparable to those mountain bikes with high performance. Its price does not explain its quality though one should regularly check the components of the bike. This Schwinn Men’s High Timber Mountain Bike hasa New Schwinn frame with SR Sun tour suspension fork,a linear pull breaks made of alloy, an 18” wheels and a SRAM Grip shifters with 21-speed Shimano rear derailleur.
8.Mongoose Status 3.0 Dual-Suspension Mountain Bike (26-Inch Wheels) by Mongoose
This model is usually chosen by bikers who use their bikes for transportation. Its still is fantastic to use with its Dual-suspension mountain bike with full suspension frame, a 24-speed Shimano trigger shifters and Shimano rear derailleur to control speed and its front and rear disc brakesmaking it perform a complete stop.And aside from that, it has 26” wheels which makes it also easier to control even in rough roads.
9.Diamondback Bicycles 2014 Overdrive Sport Mountain Bike with 29-Inch Wheels
Among the list of mountain bikes, this model is known to be a hard core mountain bike though it has a bit of a price higher than the other mountain bikes mentioned in this list. Its price is worth it and it can even outperform those $1000+ mountain bikes. If you are one of those people who invest on this kinds of activities, then this is the perfect bike for you. It has the Butted 6061-T6 Aluminum Overdrive 29r Frame, a 32h Diamondback SL-7 Double Wall Rims wheels, a Shimano BR-M395 Hydraulic Disc Brakes easily surpasses the other models and Shimano Acera rear derailleur w/SLM-310 8spd rapid fire shifters.It has the most wonderful quality of components in this list which makes it surpass the other model in this list.
10.Mongoose Men’s Status 2.2 Full Suspension Bicycle (26-Inch Wheels), Matte Black, 18-Inch
This model is best suited for casual riders. This Mongoose Men’s status Bicycle is another affordable mountain bikes that can still satisfy you. This matte black, 18-inch Mongoose Men’s Status 2.2 Full Suspension Bicycle with 26 inches wheels can still offeryou the performance you are looking for in any mountain bikes.This bicycle has the Mongoose Aluminum full suspension frame and an alloy rim wheels, a linear pull brakes and a 21-speed Shimano rear derailleur with SRAM twist shifters.And these components prove that it can be trusted when it comes to durability.
For some riders, they consider the appearance of the mountain bikes as something to be vital in choosing what to purchase. It may serve them for show but they forget that mountains bikes are more than its looks. It serves a purpose and for us to know its ability to perform or to find out if it’s really doing its purpose, there are aspect that we should consider, and here are those:
Enable to find out a mountain bikes’ ability to perform, its best to know its specifications. And among all the parts the basic and most important to check out are its frame, wheel, brake and shifter. Without even one of these, the bikes performance are questionable. And aside from that, we should also consider the material used. The better option for the frame is either alloy or steel and disc brakes for its brakes.
Sizes and Adjustments
In considering on which bike can offer you that comfortable ride, the size and adjustments of bikes is an important matter. Some models offers three sizes (small, medium and large) but some only have medium size though its seat can be adjusted according to the riders’ preference.
Tough, this is just a minor aspect, it still is something to be considered. Nobody wants to be seen riding a bike that doesn’t suit them. It is not nice to look awkward on something that you own and treasure. This element is not so hard, since you just have to check your own preference.
A lot of bike users are tight with their budget so its price is also something to look at. Again, price does not explain the mountain bike’s performance. Some mountain bikes with cheap price have the same specification as of those expensive mountain bikes. So just make sure you check those the right parts to be check so you can be sure with the performance and won’t waste your money.
Making Your Decision
So, I hope this list can help you choose the mountain bike that suits your preference, standards and budget. Whichever model that captures you, you should always put into mind that no matter how incredible this mountain bike is, it will still get damaged if you will not take care of it and it won’t be able to give you that satisfying performance you’re looking for. Purchasing is just the first step, once you have learned how to us it well, you will have a long period of time to use it.