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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Bont Vaypor and Vaypor Plus Review

Stiff and light. These two qualities comprise the holy grail of cycling. In a competitive cycling shoe market, Bont claims to rise above the rest for both attributes.

After a solid year of testing the Bont Vaypor road shoes, I’ll take a closer look at how these Bonts hold up to the (stiff) competition, what makes each product in Bont’s cycling line unique, and how to tell if it’s worth trading in your current kicks for a pair of Bonts.

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Shred All Day! The Most Comfortable MTB Saddles For Any Rider 2022

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Riding should never be a pain in the butt. Whether you ride for fitness or for fun (ideally both), having a saddle that is comfortable can be the difference between finishing a ride tired and happy or finishing the ride and not being able to sit for a week. If finding the perfect saddle sounds as elusive as nabbing a pro’s Strava KOM, this article will guide you closer to finding the perfect mountain bike saddle for all riders and budgets.

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How to Choose the Best Gravel Bike for Your Next Adventure

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A gravel bike may be the most versatile bike on the planet. If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to go where the pavement ends or where the gravel, ruts and washboards begin, then a gravel bike may be your next n+1. You don’t have to race gravel grinders to enjoy the heck out of these bikes. First things first: What exactly is a gravel bike? And, more importantly, is it actually useful or a clever creation invented to sell more bikes?

Up Front Best Gravel Bikes

  1. Salsa Warbird: Best for Gravel Racing
  2. 3T Exploro: Runner Up for Gravel Racing
  3. Cannondale Slate: Most Comfortable
  4. Trek Checkpoint: Runner Up for Comfortability
  5. Surly Midnight Special: Best for Daily Commuter
  6. Specialized Diverge: Most Capable Gravel Bike
  7. Raleigh Willard: Best Overall
  8. Diamondback Haanjo Tero: Best Budget Friendly
  9. Diamondback Haanjenn Comp: Best Women’s Specific Gravel Grinder

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The Best Bikes for Women (That Aren’t Pink-Colored Men’s Frames!)

Let’s begin by clearing up one common misconception: Just because you’re a woman doesn’t mean you have to ride a women’s specific design (WSD). If you’re struggling to find a bike that fits, trying a WSD model is a great first step. After all, companies try to design the best bikes for women to address their specific needs like a shorter reach and torso.Read more

Salsa Cutthroat Review: Is It Right For Your Needs?

Salsa Cutthroat, which the Tour Divide inspires, is one of the heavy-duty MTB adventure bikes. For those who ride fast for long distances, this is the ultimate lightweight carbon bikepacking rig.

Cutthroat bikes are designed to be lightweight, practical, modern, and as capable as gravel bicycles. The new model of Cutthroat is better and stiffer than the previous model.… Read more

Surely Ogre Review: Does It Meet Your Needs?

The Surly Ogre is one of the top steel utility MTBs for fully loaded escapades across town and upcountry. The bike is categorized as an all-season touring machine.

However, this does not imply that you can’t go with it for local or international rides. You can use it for tours and other bike packing trips. The bike does all-mountain bike-related things since it’s an all-around bike.… Read more

Woom Bikes Review: Is It Right For You?

Woom bikes pull together awards in the same vein just as generals in the army. These bikes love shining objects to hang on their walls or pinned on their chests. Year in year out, one after another, they top in all the award platforms. The Reddot Award Winner 2020, Eurobike Award Winner 2019, Innovation and Design award 2020, the Two Wheeling Tots Top picks 2019, and so forth.… Read more

Salsa Marrakesh Review: Are These Bikes Right For You?

The ability to maintain balance under a heavy load, sturdy frames, and adaptability to different terrains are some of the most important traits a touring bike should have. In this Salsa Marrakesh review, we’re going to examine the capacity of these bikes to handle the weight and keep a cyclist comfortable.

Marrakesh is Salsa’s line of world touring bicycles composed of several models that have slightly different features.… Read more

Raleigh Clubman Review [2022]: How Good Is It?

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The Raleigh is one of the oldest and popular bicycle makes on earth. The manufacturer marked 130 years’ celebration in the bicycle manufacturing industry back in 2017.

The early 1940’s Raleigh Clubman bicycle model was famous for many purposes during the post-World War I era. Its uses ranged from roadway racing, time-based trials as well as multi-day trips. Nowadays, the Clubman has changed exceptionally in terms of its geometry.… Read more