Watch: Torture Testing a $1,000 Hardtail at a Bike Park

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“A typical bike ridden at Highland Mountain Bike Park costs $3,000-$5,000 new. How would a cheaper bike that sells for ~$1,000 hold up to double black diamond trails at Highland Mountain Bike Park?

The goal for this video was to find a relatively affordable new bike. . .that I would be comfortable hitting all the big features at a bike park [on] and I could recommend to my viewers. There are cheaper mountain bikes, but I have not seen many that I would be willing to abuse like this.

Remember budget is a relative term, so your definition of budget might be much lower (or higher) depending on your financial situation. That’s okay! Your opinion is not wrong. When compared to a typical $3,000-$4,000 bike ridden at a bike park these days, the Raleigh Tokul is much more affordable. If you’re looking for your first bike, buying used is a great option if you know what you’re looking for.” -Phil Kmetz

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