Beginner Mountain Bike Picks

Think about what you you’re gonna do with this thing. Do you want a mountain bike because everybody rides a mountain bike? Or do you wanna rip the new Maple Hill Trail at Markin Glen Park?

If you’re looking to commute or cruise the city, we might encourage you to look at a hybrid that’ll roll faster and smoother. On the other hand, if you want to hit some single-track and weave among the trees, these are three terrific entry level mountain bike picks.

 

Specialized Hardrock

This platform has a million variations for specialized performance that can handle pretty much anything you throw it’s way. Ideal for tough, uneven surfaces, the Hardrock’s got 77mm of suspension, great handling and easy pedaling.

Specialized Rockhopper

A bit of a step up. The Rockhopper can definitely climb and features super short chainstays. This bike is great for riding fast both downhill and up, across a variety of terrains.

Trek X-Caliber

The X-Caliber’s aluminum frame is light, but strong enough for whatever adventure you chose. X-Cals subscribe to Trek’s Smart Wheel Size. Small bikes have 27.5” wheels for better fit while larger bikes have 29” wheels for the fastest bike.
Your bike should be one you’re excited to get on – and one that you feel comfortable pushing your own boundaries in. Any of these three will slap a smile on your face if you’re looking to take your ride beyond the sidewalk.

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