Bst Mountain Bike Under $500

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  1. Uawadall

    Uawadall Well-Known Member

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    What are some of the best mountain bikes under $500. I've got into road cycling this year and will be looking for a mountain bike next year.
     
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  2. alfeng

    alfeng Well-Known Member

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    If you are looking for a NEW bike, then you need to consider a NOS bike from a prior model year which an LBS may have or a USED bike which you buy locally (which MUST look close to pristine if you don't know its history because it will probably be expensive to replace worn components, especially if you cannot DIY) because you have probably set an impossibly low price target ...

    REGARDLESS, the MTB you choose should be based on WHERE you will be riding ...

    WHERE you will be riding will generally dictate the type of suspension which is preferred.

    For "flat" rails-to-trails type of riding, you won't need a bike with ANY suspension ...

    If you simply want a bike which can handle FATTER TIRES + FLAT Handlebars, then a Hybrid with a Rigid Fork will probably be a suitable choice (just to name ONE-of-many options) ...

    Near the other extreme, for rutted trails with inclines then you will probably want a bike with GOOD suspension components (Fox, Manitou, Marzocchi, Rock Shox ...) ...

    Stick with the "name" brands which are sold in bike shops ...
     
  3. Ulysses31

    Ulysses31 New Member

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    The Specialized Hardrock 26 is a really good entry level bike.
     
  4. Steve Dawson

    Steve Dawson New Member

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    I have a diamondback response mountain bike. Its the best bike I've ever owned, I'd say its got the strongest frame you'll get for your budget, its light and suitable for off-roading, and has incredibly efficient brakes. I got one off of Amazon about 3 years ago for approximately $400 dollars, although I've seen them for as little as $350 in the past.
     
  5. Zachary Anderson

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    I suggest you to get Gravity FSX 1.0 which is a full suspension bike. You'll get this bike under 500 bucks. Actually, the price is around $350. So you can buy safety gears by costing remain $150. I think Its great deal which is perfect for you.
    If you want to know more about this great mountain bike then check here - https://bikefeatures.com/best-mountain-bikes-under-500/
     
  6. May David

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    Thank you i got the bike that i wanted.
     
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