Ride More, Spend Less With These Budget Mountain Bikes & Gear

Everything has gotten more expensive. Our bikes and parts often need replacing or upgrading, but only size 6 shoes seem to be on sale when we need them. Here are a few products that should last a few seasons of riding without breaking the bank.

Of course, you can always save some cash when retailers offer sales and deals. Check out all the latest deals from our partners, and both Competitive Cyclist and Backcountry are offering 20% off one-full price item (exclusions apply, ends 4/19/22).

Marin Rift Zone 29 2

$2,349.00

The Marin Rift Zone is a shorter-travel trail bike with a good parts spec and geometry that will inspire confidence for new riders. Read more.

Buy from Jenson USA


Specialized Ground Control Grid T7 Tire

$60.00

This isn’t the lightest tire for bikepacking or mass-start racing, but if you like traction and hate punctures these tires are pretty sweet. Read more.

Buy from Jenson USA


Microshift Advent X Trail Trigger Pro Shifter

$30.99

Bundle this 10-speed shifter with the derailleur and cassette for a drivetrain system under $170. Read more.

Buy from Jenson USA


Fox Mainframe MIPS Helmet

$89.95

This sweet Mainframe MIPS helmet from Fox looks decidedly similar to their Speedframe Pro lid, and your buddies will have to pay close attention to know that it only costs $89.95. Read more.

Buy from Fox Racing


Pearl Izumi X-Alp Canyon Clipless Shoes

$110.00

It may look like a trail running shoe but it’s designed for mountain biking with a clipless sole that transitions easily for hike-a-bike sections. Men’s and women’s styles available.

Buy from REI


Schwinn Axum DP

$498.00

The $499 Schwinn Axum costs less than a decent fork, and includes a dropper post. Read more.

Buy from Walmart


Tifosi Rail

$79.95

Tifosi is known for offering reasonably priced eyewear, and the new Rail sunglasses continue in that vein with an $80 price tag.

Buy from Tifosi


Topeak Pocket Rocket Master Blaster Pump

$29.95 | $25.09 sale

This $30 frame-mountable mini pump can save your ride should you have an unexpected flat.

Buy from Amazon


Handup A.T. Short

$49.00

Handup markets the $49 A.T. as a multi-sport short option, which includes (but is not limited to): going to a bar, riding a bike, or playing golf. Read more.

Buy from Handup


Club Ride Men’s Johnson Chamois

$39.95

A little padding can make a world of difference. Club Ride has an assortment of chamois for varying amounts of time in the saddle starting at $40, men’s and women’s styles available. Read more.

Buy from Club Ride Apparel


Giro DND Glove

$24.95

The DND gloves cover the basics like articulated braking fingers, grippy fingertips, thumb wipe, and a smidge of padding for $25. Availabile in men’s, women’s, and kids’ styles in various patterns. Read more.

Buy from Competitive Cyclist


PNW Loam Grips

$24.00

That supple rubber is what makes these grips special. Read more.

Buy from PNW Components


Five Ten Sleuth

$80.00

These bike shoes cost less than most other flat pedal options and can be worn riding pump track, street, trail, even when you’re not riding at all.

Buy from Adidas


Trek Procaliber 9.6 (2017, Pre-owned)

$2,399.00 | $2,049.00 sale

Stretch your bike budget by buying used. The Pros Closet buys and fixes up bikes and offers a 30-day return on bike purchases. Through 4/19/22, save an additional $100 off $1000+ purchase with code LETSRIDE

Buy from The Pros Closet


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