Best $450 Bike Choice (Bike ? Which bike is best

Sight Lock

New Member
Dec 5, 2014
I would like to start off by saying $450 is the maximum amount I can go because its going to be one of my gifts for Christmas so its not me paying for it.

I went on Bike and there was a few bikes that looked decent but I am do not know which bikes out of the bikes are best suited for what I want to do.

When I read the bike specs/components I am not familiar with ANY of the parts so I have NO WAY to know which of the bikes I am looking at are better than the others.

First of all, This is my primary use for the bike I am looking for
- There will be half and half uses for this bike. Most of the time, I will probably be riding this bike around town on the roads, but I will often be cutting through small trails through town and maybe going on tiny dirt paths or side walks with small bumps. Basically just riding it around town. The other half of the time I will be using this bike to ride on thin trails, I am not sure what type of trail you would call it, but it looks like super fine gravel (Like very fine sandy gravel) and I typically put my bike inside a van and me and my uncle travel to a bike trail that goes on for hours (I have no long trails where I live which is why half of the time I will be riding around town on either the road or small paths).

This was the first bike I was thinking about getting
- Its a 2015 Motobecane Elite Adventure

I am not sure how good the components are compared to the other bikes that are also $450, but the reason I was looking at this bike was simply because it says the tires are inbetween that of a road bike and a mountain bike, and I thought since I would be on small trails and the road half and half that this bike would maybe be the bike to get? Again I know nothing about the parts compared to the other bikes I am about to list.

Here are the 3 other bikes

2015 Motobecane 750HT -
2015 Motobecane Fantom29 X4 -
2015 Motobecane 650HT -


#1 - What is confusing me is, the Motobecane 750ht is priced lower than the Motobecane 650ht but it claims that the actual price of the Motobecane 750ht is MUCH more than the 650th? I didn't understand why it is then lowered priced, I think it might because of a sale? I'm not sure though

#2 - Out of these 4 bikes, which bike has the best components and is what I am looking for.