Best hardtail mountain bike under $1k

Discussion in 'Mountain Bikes' started by Pippin2026, Jan 29, 2018.

  1. Pippin2026

    Pippin2026 New Member

    Jan 29, 2018
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    Hey all,

    I've been a recreational mountain biker for all of my life and am currently in the market for what I would consider my first "serious" mountain bike.

    I've done a fair bit of research online but only visited the local cycle shop. The local shop got me interested in the Giant Talon 2 (2018), the Scott Aspect 740 (2018) and possibly the Scott Aspect 730 (2018) although slightly over budget.

    Before I go out and buy one of those bikes simply because my local store stocks them I would like to know your opinions on decent MTBs under $1000. I'm happy to travel to Melbourne to purchase a bike so most bikes should be sold there.

    All suggestions appreciated [​IMG] !
    Thanks a lot!

  2. Kakashi

    Kakashi Active Member

    Feb 3, 2018
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    I just bought a GT Chucker 3.0 Hardtail from a friend, I really don't know what kind of brands are popular there but here in Manila the most popular ones are:
    1. Giant
    2. Trek
    3. GT
    4. Shimano
    5. GTS - (Local Brand / Assembled with Shimano parts)
    6. Shimano
    I bought this GTS Chucker for a bargain price of $200 IMG_20180411_171959.jpg IMG_20180411_172031.jpg IMG_20180411_172039.jpg