Best Mountain Bikes for under $500

You are on a budget, but you don’t have to settle for a big store mountain bike, you can find some really good entry level bikes from big brands for very low prices. You can also find out which mountain bikes to avoid.

Here’s a list of some of the best mountain bikes you can purchase for around $500.

Top Mountain Bikes for under $1000
Top XC Mountain Bikes for under $2000

Note: We created a new list for 2017. Check it out!

Credits: http://www.cube.eu

 

Giant Revel 4 – 26″

$360 – $450

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Giant Revel

Giant Revel has a lot of features for the price:

  • 26″ Wheels
  • Mechanical Disk Brakes
  • Shimano 3×8 Drivetrain
  • Suntour XCT fork

http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-us/bikes/model/revel.3/18771/76230/


DiamondBack Sorrento

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Diamonback Sorrento

A good recreational MTB with linear pull brakes and 7 speed shifters.

  • 60mm fork
  • 27.5″ wheels
  • Shimano Alivio-Tourney drive-train

http://www.diamondback.com/bikes-mountain-sport-recreational-sorrento


Trek 820

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Trek 820

It’s a Trek. Good build quality and the basic parts are good and reliable.

  • 26″ wheels
  • SR Suntour fork
  • Bontrager wheels
  • Shimano Tourney drive-train

http://www.trekbikes.com/ca/en/bikes/mountain/sport/820/820/#


Specialized Hardrock 26

$350 – $450

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Specialized Hardrock


Specialized 2014 Women’s Myka HT

$350 – $450

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Specialized Myka

Specialized bikes are known to last.

https://www.specialized.com/us/en/bikes/mountain/trail/myka


Cube Aim 26 Hardtail Bike 2014

$350 – $500

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Cube Aim

Cube always make good bikes, and the Aim model looks beautiful.

Some of the feautes of this bike are:

  • Mostly Shimano parts
  • Full aluminum: Rims, frame, stem and seatpost.
  • SR Suntour XCT fork. 100mm travel
  • Shimano Altus and Acera derailleurs
  • Many colors to choose from

http://www.cube.eu/en/bikes/mtb-hardtail/aim/


Cube Access WSL

$350-$500

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Cube Access

The Women’s counterpart of the Aim. Cube has a great reputation for making beautiful bikes and this is no exception.

Features:

  • Mostly Shimano parts
  • Full aluminum: Rims, frame, stem and seatpost.
  • SR Suntour XCT fork. 100mm travel
  • Shimano Altus and Acera derailleurs
  • Lightweight, only 13,9kg

http://www.cube.eu/en/bikes/woman-like-series/access-wls/cube-access-wls-26-aquanwhite-2015/


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