I am fond of mountain bike by someone else and i want start with that. Problem i see a lot of brands and i don’t know what brand i must buy. Surly is for me most of all okay for price and health but i see more thing in other brands. Can someone help me what i must buy for starter mountain bike. I want spend 1400 USD for bike with satisfaction byexample good brand with brakes, tires, crank and other small things. I am sure to do it because when i was young i did bmx as kid with brand helping guy for cross as boy. Thanks for helping.
About the only decent FS bike under $2000 is the Giant Stance. Fair bike, medium quality components, easily will handle up to intermediate trails. I have one, it was my first FS bike. I still ride it on easier trails.
As far as hardtails, most name brands (Giant, Specialized, Trek, Scott, Santa Cruze, Pivot, Cannondale, and a bunch of others) are good quality, most have about the same components. Look for a bike with full air fork. And find one that feels good to you.
$1400 isn’t enough money to buy a descent full suspension bike so you should probably buy a Plus hardtail. I would probably go with a well known brand that your local bike shop carries. The 29+ Trek Stache, 27+ Trek Roscoe, and the 27+ Specialized Fuze are three Plus bikes that come to mind. I would go take a test ride on those 3 bikes and see what you think.
Great suggestion on the DB Mission 1. I happen to own one. Fox suspension (160 front & rear), Race face + Sram drivetrain. Only thing I added was a KS dropper and Wolftooth remote. Nice enduro/AM ripper.
I would put the Salsa Timberjack 29er hardtail on your list of bikes to try. It comes with 29×2.6 tires on i29mm (i=inner width) rims which makes it a 29+ bike. 29+ bikes make the best Plus hardtail trailbike you can get.
I’ve recently decided to try mtn biking as it looks fun and am also looking for a MTB, preferably a FS. I’m a roadie but it seems MTB has more thrills – by a long shot. I’m up there in age but I think I need a bit more heart pumping action. With that said, I keep getting ads from Lightinthebox.com. So I checked out their site and it seems they only sell cheap bikes – brands I’ve never heard of. Has anyone bought a MTB from them? If so, could you tell me the quality of the bike?
The entry level FS bikes I’m looking into are the DB Atroz 3 and the 2018 Marin Hawk Hill 2 (which has a 1×11 drivetrain and a dropper post).
If anyone has any of these bikes, I’d appreciate to get your thoughts are on it, thanks!