This is the perfect time to get your mountain bike out of the garage, strap it to your car and take it out to the forest for a great little ride. The problem is, you don’t have a mountain bike and there are so many options out there that is almost impossible to do. Fear not because we are he to help with our list of best mountain bikes in 2018.
There are plenty of other mountain bikes to choose from but these are some of the highest rated beginner mountain bikes on the market. Take a look and go through the description and features and decide if one of these are good for you.
Pick up a new mountain bike and go enjoy the weather while you can!
ORKAN Reinforced Mountain Bike
This is the most affordable bike on your list coming in at around $150. If you are a beginner in riding mountain bikes, ORKAN’s new bike is a great option for you. Whether it is for you or your kid, this will be a bike you can grow with.
This is comfortable and looks great. This bike comes with a Shimano 18 speed drivetrain, power steel V-brakes, V aluminum rims and a 26 inch HI-TEN MTB frame. The design is great for a smooth ride with an ergonomic design and adjustable seat height.
For the price, you are getting a great bike. In comparison to some of the other bikes on this list, the seat isn’t quite as comfortable and it is a little heavier than the other bikes but it will get the job done and is a great option for a new rider.
– Full Suspension
– 26” Wheels
– Shimano 18-speed drivetrain
– Weight: 44 lbs
– Ergonomic design and the seat height is adjustable
Kent KZ2600 Dual-Suspension Mountain Bike
For around $180 you can pick up the Shogun KZ2600 Mountain Bike. This bike comes stock with a full suspension, durable frame that uses a floating beam suspension design that is connected to a suspension fork. The Shogun KZ2600 has a rear derailleur and features 21 Speed Shimano Shifter. You can also trust the strong aluminum wheel set that features high flange alloy hubs and a V-shaped rim profile. In addition, the Shogun features disk brakes on the rear and front of the bike. It’s affordable, built to last, rugged and good looking.
– Shimano 21 speed shifter that have rear tourney Derailleur
– 26” full suspension aluminum MTB frame
– Alloy rims and wheels
– Affordable mountain bike option
Merax Falcon Full Suspension Mountain Bike
The 21 speed Falcon by Merax is currently priced at around $190. This bike is a great mountain bike for the rider that wants to get out once in a while and tear up the trail. You can count on a smooth ride and with minimal bumps with the aluminum frame dual suspension design. In addition, you can keep counting on the Shimano shifters to offer seamless and smooth shifting for the Falcon and the linear pull brakes still offer a high level of stopping power. If you are an entry level rider, this economical and full featured bike is a great option for you.
We would expect nothing less form a company in Merax that has been creating great products since 1995.
– Weight limit: 330 lbs
– Shimano 21 speed shifters and derailleurs for reliable and seamless shifting
– Aluminum frame dual suspension design
– 26” Wheels
– Linear pull brakes
– 6061 heat treated alloy for the frame
Mongoose R2780 Impasse
Mongoose has been a staple in the mountain bike brand since 1974 and they keep it going here with the Impasse. This bike is in the upper echelon of our list coming in at around $250. This mountain bike will have you forgetting all your problems as you ride through trails and over hills. With a 29” suspension, the Impasse is still affordable and extremely durable. It comes stock with a full suspension frame constructed from aluminum. Count on a controlled and smooth ride with this trail capable bike. The Mongoose Impasse also features SRAM twist shifters, front and rear disc brakes, an Element front fork and Shimano gearing.
You will not be disappointed with the Mongoose Impasse. This bike looks great, is durable and is ready for you to take it out on the trail.
– Alloy front and rear disc brakes
– Easy gear changing with a 21 speed Shimano rear derailleur with SRAM twist shifters
– Quick release front with alloy wheels
– Element suspension fork for smooth rides
– Max comfort and performance with the aluminum suspension frame
Merax Finiss 26″ Aluminum 21 Speed Mountain Bike with Disc Brakes
Coming in at just over $270 is the Merax Finiss 26” Aluminum 21-Speed Mountain Bike with Disc Brakes and this baby is a great bike for the person that would be classified as intermediate in mountain biking. The heat treated, lightweight, aluminum mountain frame is 26” and built to be tough and durable. It’s got 26” Double wall aluminum wheels and rims for a nice and smooth ride. Like most of our bikes on this list, the Finiss comes with Shimano 21-speed shifters and derailleurs for efficient and seamless shifting. The 80mm suspension fork increase the control and is able to rotate the fork 180 degrees bore wheel attachment. It also provides a comfortable and sturdy ride over tough terrain.
This highly rated mountain bike is a great option for someone that is ready to take a small step up in quality.
– Front & rear mechanical disc brakes
– 26 inch double wall aluminum rims and tires for an easy ride
– Shimano 21-speed shifters and derailleurs that provides a great shifting experience
– Mountain Frame that is lightweight aluminum and heat treated
– 80mm suspension fork
This list is a just to get you started in your search but rest assured these bikes will get the job done on the trail.