Top 10 Best Mountain Bikes for 2017

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2. SE Bikes Big Mountain 24-Speed D-Hard Tail Mountain Bicycle

If you are an off-road cyclist, a standard bike will be of no use to you. As an off-road enthusiast you should invest in a good-quality mountain bike which will be your companion while you enjoy riding on the wild side. These bikes not just look attractive but have all the features to keep you secure while riding.

When it comes to buying the best mountain bike, factors like quality, weight, size and price are taken into consideration. But amid hundreds of options available in the market, how will you choose one that suits you best? To help the riders we have created a list of 10 Best Mountain Bikes which the riders can consider. The list has been created by our team after going through several reviews and expert opinions to make sure that these bikes are actually able to deliver the required results.

Top 10 of the Best Mountain Bikes Overview Chart

PictureNameFrame Size PriceRating (1-5)
26" Genesis V2100 Men's Mountain Bike with Full Suspension Blue1. Genesis V2100 Men’s Mountain Bike with Full Suspension26" $4.8
2. SE Bikes Big Mountain 24-Speed D-Hard Tail Mountain Bicycle2. SE Bikes Big Mountain 24-Speed D-Hard Tail Mountain Bicycle17"/19"/21" $$$4.8
Mongoose Stasis Comp Full Suspension Mountain Bicycle3. Mongoose Stasis Comp Full Suspension Mountain Bicycle18" $$4.6
Nashbar AT1 29er Mountain Bike4. Nashbar AT1 29er17"/19"/21" $$4.7
Diamondback Bicycles 2014 Axis Sport Mountain Bike (27.5-Inch Wheels), 20-Inch, Blue5. Diamondback Bicycles Axis Sport Bike16"/18"/20"/22" $$$$4.5
Diamondback Response Mountain Bike6. Diamondback Response Mountain Bike18" $$$4.5
Mongoose Women’s Status Mountain Bike7. Mongoose Women’s Status Mountain Bike16" $4.3
Columba 26 Alloy Folding Bike w. Shimano Silver8. Columba Alloy Folding Bike26" $$4.3
Diamondback Lux Sport Women’s Mountain Bike9. Diamondback Lux Sport Women’s Mountain Bike17.5" $$$$4.3
Montague Paratrooper Mountain Folding Bike10. Montague Paratrooper Mountain Folding Bike18"/20" $$$$$4.3

Detailed Reviews of Top Ten Mountain Bikes

1. Genesis V2100 Men’s Mountain Bike with Full Suspension

26" Genesis V2100 Men's Mountain Bike with Full Suspension Blue

With the classic 26” full suspension aluminium MTB frame and 4 bar linkage, this Men’s Mountain Bike from Genesis V2100 is the first entry in our list of 10 best mountain bikes. The bike features steel riser MTB handlebars and has 80mm travel suspension fork to ensure that you can ride comfortable on mountains. It features EF40 21-speed Shimano gearing to allow you to quickly change gears while riding.

The bike has front and rear derailleur from Shimano and Velo black padded saddle for enhanced riding comfort. Its 160mm linear pull-type rear brake is highly functional and the KMC chain is sure to deliver flawless functionality for years to come. The bike has all the features that would expect from a premium-quality mountain bike and its reasonable price tag is an additional reason to invest in it.

2. SE Bikes Big Mountain 24-Speed D-Hard Tail Mountain Bicycle

2. SE Bikes Big Mountain 24-Speed D-Hard Tail Mountain Bicycle

If you love riding your bike on mountains, you are sure to love this Big Mountain D-Hard Tail Mountain Bicycle from SE Bikes. The mainframe of the bike is made from double butted alloy and is of semi-integrated type which is a popular design among mountain bikes. It features 24-speed Shimano EF-40 EZ-Fire sifters which allow you to easily shift between gears.

The bicycle features 160mm rotor mechanical disc brake set which will provide you with excellent braking ability while enjoying your rides on the mountains. The bike is highly durable and reliable, making it an excellent pick for mountain riding enthusiasts.

3. Mongoose Stasis Comp Full Suspension Mountain Bicycle

Mongoose Stasis Comp Full Suspension Mountain Bicycle

The Mongoose Stasis Comp Full Suspension Mountain Bicycle is a model that will make sure that you enjoy a comfortable and adventurous mountain riding experience every single time you are out on the mountains. The bike has proprietary Mongoose full suspension frame made from aluminium which provides the bike with enhanced strength while still keeping it light in weight.

The bike features front suspension fork and it has 21-speed rear derailleur with SRAM twist shifters from Shimano to easily switch between gears while riding. For enhanced braking ability, the bicycle has rear as well as front disc brakes.

4. Nashbar AT1 29er

Nashbar AT1 29er Mountain Bike

If you are searching for an affordable 29” mountain bike, the Nashbar AT1 29er Mountain Bike can be a great choice. The bike has a MTB 29er hardtail frame made from premium-grade steel which is highly durable and has impressive trail feedback, an important feature for mountain bikes. The bicycle features 7-speed drive train from Shimano to provide you with multiple speeds no matter if you are riding on a smooth pavement or mountains.

No matter what kind of track it is, the 29” wheels of this bicycle will allow you to ride smoothly and comfortably. The bike is highly affordable and a perfect pick if you are looking for a model whicy you can purchase and then upgrade as per your requirement.

5. Diamondback Bicycles Axis Sport Bike

Diamondback Bicycles 2014 Axis Sport Mountain Bike (27.5-Inch Wheels), 20-Inch, Blue

The next addition to this list of 10 best mountain bikes is this 2014 Axis Sport Mountain Bike from Diamondback Bicycles. The frame of the bike is made from butted 6061-T6 aluminium which is known to be highly durable and a number of professional-grade bicycles have frames made from this metal.

The bicycle features the reliable SR Suntour fork with travel of 100m as well as speed lock. It has powerful Avid DB-1 hydraulic disc-type brakes along with 160mm rear and 180mm front rotors. No matter if you are just starting with mountain biking or have been doing it for a long time, this Axis Sport Mountain Bike will be perfect for everyone.

6. Diamondback Response Mountain Bike 

Diamondback Response Mountain Bike

Mongoose is known to create high-quality, affordable bicycles and this Response Mountain Bike from the brand is no different. The bicycle has mountain frame geometry which is made from aluminium to provide enhanced control without adding a lot of weight to the bicycle. Its premium-quality suspension fork helps in reducing the bumps and provides enhanced control while riding.

The bicycle features 21-speed rear derailleur along with SRAM twist shifters from Shimano to allow riders to instantly switch between different gears. Moreover, the bike also has V brakes at the front and rear for enhanced braking abilities. This bike is highly recommended for people who are just starting with mountain riding.

7. Mongoose Women’s Status Mountain Bike

Mongoose Women’s Status Mountain Bike

If an affordable women’s mountain bike is what you want, the Mongoose Women’s Status 2.2 Mountain Bike is definitely an excellent choice. Its aluminium frame has a classic mountain bike geometry to provide riders with enhanced control on the bicycle while riding on the mountains. Its suspension fork flattens out the bumps to provide riders with a comfortable and smooth riding experience.

The bicycle features 3-piece mountain crank that provides a wide range of gear to choose from. Its 21-speed rear derailleur with SRAM twist shifters from Shimano allow the riders to shift gears easily. And with a highly affordable price tag, this is definitely one of the best mountain bikes currently available in the market.

8. Columba Alloy Folding Bike 

Columba 26 Alloy Folding Bike w. Shimano Silver

If you are searching for a folding mountain bike, this 26” Alloy Folding Bike from Columba is sure to impress you. The bike has an allow frame which folds easily, allowing you to easily carry it. Moreover, it also has premium suspension fork to absorb shock while riding. It 18-speed shifter and derailleur from Shimano allows the rider to switch gears easily and ride at different speeds.

Apart from this, the bike also has alloy hubs at the front and rear along with V-brakes, crank arms, rim and kickstand made from alloy for enhanced durability. And the Kenda tyres of this bicycle are well-known for their efficiency and traction.

9. Diamondback Lux Sport Women’s Mountain Bike

Diamondback Lux Sport Women’s Mountain Bike

If you are a women looking for a premium mountain bike, the 2014 Lux Sport Women’s Mountain Bike from Diamondback Bicycles is the one for you. The bike has a 27.5” frame which is made from aluminium and is exclusively designed to accommodate women with a low top tube.

The bike has the popular SR Suntour suspension fork to effortlessly absorb all the shocks while riding on mountains. The bicycle also has hydraulic disc brakes with 160mm rear rotors and 180mm front rotors to ensure that the riders are able to instantly stop the bicycle when required.

10. Montague Paratrooper Mountain Folding Bike

Montague Paratrooper Mountain Folding Bike

The last product on our 20 best mountain bikes list is the Paratrooper Mountain Folding Bike from Montague. If you are looking for a mountain bike which is foldable and allows you to carry it easily while not riding, this bike can be a great choice. The FIT (Folding Integrated Technology) of this bicycle is carefully designed to keep up with the demands of mountain riders and provides enhance comfort and security while riding.

The bicycle features 24-speeds along with disc brakes at the front and rear and the entire bicycle can be easily folded within 20 seconds without the use of any tools. However, the bike comes with a hefty price tag too.

 

Conclusion

So, these are the best mountain bikes that we have selected for you. As you can see, mountain bikes are available across a wide price range. You can buy one for about $150 and you can also spend $800 and even more. As a result, before choosing one ensure that you understand your requirements, budget, features of the bicycle, their build and drawbacks to avoid making any buying mistakes.

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