People looking to get into mountain biking usually don’t want to spend a lot of money on it. That said, they want to purchase a bike that will be reliable and will last many years. For that reason, we have been looking around and compiled a list of a few of the best mountain bikes under 1000 you can find at your local bike shops.
Giant Talon 27.5 – $700
The Giant Talon is one of the best entry level 27.5 bikes you can find for under $1000. It features a Suntour XCM fork with 100mm of travel, Shimano Alivio drivetrain and Tektro brakes. If you are looking to get started in Mountain Biking, this is one of the best bikes to do the job.
Norco Storm 7.1 – $675
With the Storm, Norco proved they can also offer a very good bike in a competitive price. You can get a Norco Storm equipped with an XCM 100 mm, Shimano Acera/Alivio drivetrain and Tektro brakes for less than $700
Cannondale Trail 3
The Trail 3 an step up from the first two as it will come equipped with a better fork and drivetrain. The Trail 3 comes with Shimano Alivio/Deore and a Rockshox 30 Silver, which performs much better than the XCM mentioned above.
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Trek X-Caliber 7 – $960
Just like the Cannondale, the Trek X-Caliber gets you better parts for just under $1000. Rockshox 30 Silver suspension fork with Shimano Acera drive train and Bontrager seatpost, handlebars and steam. Trek also offers a 27.5 and a 29 inch version of the same bike based on the frame size.
Commencal Meta HT Origin – $1099
Here’s a bonus bike. Just over $1000, the Commencal is the only All Mountain bike listed here. It’s definitely a step up from the bikes mentioned above and it’s targeted for people trying to get into all mountain discipline, while on a budget.
The Meta HT Origin comes with a Rockshox Sektor TK Solo Air Silver 140mm, SRAM X5 drive train, Maxxis High Roller tires (better traction) and Avid DB1 brakes with 200mm rotor at the front and 180mm in the back.