Hunting down a great mountain bike is a tricky business. If you’re on a budget and want to find one for under a $1000 then it’s even harder.
But to make your job easier, I decided to do the work for you and track down the best mountain bikes for under a 1000 dollars. All you have to do is read my review and decide which one you like best!
Even though our budget sounds relatively healthy, you might be surprised to find out that in MTB terms, you could go an awful lot higher. MTB is a short term used for mountain bike by the way. Get used to talking in shortened terms, acronyms and abbreviations, the MTB world is full of them!
It can be tough shopping around for a decent mountain bike for less than $500. The manufacturers are great at touting premium parts and features and why everyone needs them, but less great at showing where the real value for money options are.
You are looking to buy a mountain bike at the same price the hard core mountain bikes are paying for just their front fork.
Walk into your local bike shop, and you are likely to feel intimidated very quickly. The kid working at the bike shop, who might well be a semi-pro downhill racer, will probably try to sell you a mountain bike for $2500 while all you need is a bike to get you from point A to point B.
Perhaps the occasional off-road riding, but nothing that justifies the astonishing price tags on some of the expensive Trek or Kona models.
With this post, I hope to shed some light on the very reliable options on the market that are available for less than 500 dollars.
Diamondback is a mountain bike brand that goes against the grain. When other brands were hesitant to sell their bikes online, Diamondback jumped in and took a chance. They haven’t looked back since, and it has led to them being one of the most popular brands in the low to mid-priced range. Recently they have also started offering a few higher-priced premium mountain bikes. The Kent, Washington-based company manufactures all types of mountain bikes, from the more expensive downhill and hard tail bikes, to the recreational bicycles you will see in any park near you.
Diamond Back was founded in 1977 as a BMX brand. Over time the brand name evolved to become DiamondBack first, and then the Diamondback we know today.