Hey all. Im getting back into riding after a long time away from it. Im shocked buy how expensive bikes have gotten. My first big bike was a huffy road bike that I rode on roads as well as on trails and doing stuff with it that it was never intended for. Other than a few bent rims, that bike would take it and keep going. I just bought a huffy rock creek mountain bike a week ago from Walmart and its pretty much useless off road! First I couldn’t get the handle bars tightened down. Get that figured out, and the first time on a decent trail I have to walk it a mile back to the truck because the seat came loose and was rocking back and forth. Now I just carry the tools in a bag on my handlebars. I will be upgrading to a better bike very soon. Any recommendations for a descent bike for $300 or less?
Everyone here will pretty much point you towards the Airborne line(bottom of the page is cheapest) for that pricepoint, but I’ve always tried my luck on Craigslist with great success.
As soon as you get onto a bike that’s actually intended for singletrack, it’s going to feel like a completely different experience from the Huffy. Enjoy it!
What he said. I hate to say it, but Huffy’s just aren’t made to be ridden on real trails. Maybe a gravel road, but that is as far as I would push it. I love Airbornes, like Schwim suggests and the used bike is definitely a good option, as long as it is something made well…
I would check Craigslist. Even where i live in rural arkansas there are some good deals to be found so i’m sure you could find one as well. Alot of Huffy bikes will even have awarning either on a sticker or in the manual that they are not intended for trail use.
I would also suggest Craigslist for a quality used bike. I don’t have any experience with airborne so no input there.
When purchasing any used bike ALWAYS be sure to check it over thoroughly. Especially if it has suspension. Personal experience is why I mention this. I don’t want to scare anyone… I just want them to be safe.
Other than that… check the adds and see what’s available! I totally get that bikes are ridiculously expensive. I’m a Clydesdale myself and have a whole fleet of them.