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Old 04-29-20, 08:08 PM
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Mtbs for Around 550$

I am looking for mountain bikes around the 500$ mark. Any suggestions for good bikes?
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Old 04-29-20, 08:19 PM
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You might check out Bikes Direct. We got a couple of Motobecanes there a few years back and they were pretty decent bikes. Or at least a step up from the big box stores. Good luck.
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Either used or Bikes Direct.
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What kind of riding are you planning on doing? If you are looking to go off road get something decent and for a hard tail that is usually around $900+. The less you spend and the more you want the lower quality everything will be so cheap derailleurs that won't hold up, short travel heavy suspension forks without lockouts or adjustment, brakes that won't stop you well...

If you are mostly riding on road get a hybrid and ditch the suspension which adds weight, cost and complication. Many things still apply but you can generally get a slightly better hybrid at that lower price than you can a mountain bike.
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​​​​​Good? New? $500?

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Originally Posted by zorddemp View Post
I am looking for mountain bikes around the 500$ mark. Any suggestions for good bikes?
$700. will get u nice mtb worthy of off roading
...trek. giant. all around mtb with shock.
$500 not so much.....
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There have been YouTube videos recently about these $400-500 WalMart hardtail 29ers that are surprisingly okay and upgradeable. 1 x , if I recall correctly. Tapered head tubes. The $500 one has a dropper post installed. Why not get that one. Ride it for a year, and then upgrade the fork to an air suspended OEM one from eBay, new and one or two years old stock. So, $500 the first year. $300 the second year. BAM! Nailed it.
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Bikes direct if you want new. Their MTB page

Will these be the best bikes? Of course not, but will be decent enough and should last if you take care of them.

I would also agree with the above about considering a hybrid if you're mainly going to use it on relatively smooth gravel or trails.
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