Unleash Unlimited Adventure! The Best Fat Bikes of 2017

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Fat bikes may have been created for cyclists in extreme climates, but they’re been embraced by riders in all corners of the globe. Why? Because they’re unstoppable on virtually any terrain and they’re loads of fun.

With more fat bikes to choose from than ever, which one is best for you? Our fat bike buyer’s guide breaks down everything you need to consider and reviews a few of our favorite fat bikes for different riding styles and budgets.

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Mountain Bike Buying Guide: What You Need to Know to Hit the Dirt

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You’re ready to hit the trail, but where do you begin? There so many are different types of bikes, various frame materials, suspension and wheels sizes. No two mountain bikes are created equal.

But that’s good news because you can find exactly what works for you and compliments the terrain you intend to ride.

Before you start shredding singletrack, let’s walk through what you need to consider to find the perfect mountain bike for you.

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7 Best Budget-Friendly Mountain Bikes Under $1,000

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Mountain bikes are quite versatile and conducive to all sorts of riding. They’re great for ripping through trails, exploring mountains, and even commuting.

Mountain bikes under $1,000.00 are usually hardtails. This means they only have suspension on the front wheel. They come predominately in two wheel sizes: 27.5” and 29”.

While more expensive mountain bikes will offer more options in terms of weight, frame materials, suspension and components, spending $1,000 is a great way to score an entry level mountain bike and get a taste of riding knobby tires.

Here are some of the best bikes you can find for under $1,000. 

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Huck for Less: 9 Awesome Mountain Bikes Under $2,000

 

 

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Whether you’re shopping for your first mountain bike or looking to upgrade, here are nine of the best entry level mountain bikes under $2,000.

The $2,000 price point is where you’ll begin to see much higher quality shredding machines. This is also where you start to see full suspension, which will be absolutely worth the money, especially if rocks and roots are on the docket.

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7 of the Best Trail-Ready Mountain Bike Rides under $1,500

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Mountain bikes in the $1,500 price range can vary greatly. You can find cross-country machines, focused on going up hills fast and zooming around less technical trails, as well as all-mountain rigs with 27+ wheels and tires with tons of traction, especially when the single track points down. There are many wheel-size choices, 27.5” and 29”, as well as 27+ bikes.

The other nice thing about this price point is that while the frames are usually alloy, they’re high quality. Also, the suspension forks are often brand name items, which tends to lend themselves to better performance and durability. 

For the money, our pick goes to the GT Verb Elite, which is a solid frame and full suspension, at a price that’s a steal for full suspension.

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