With the number of options out there, it’s article to get completely confused with what you should be buying. Particularly from an economical point of view. We’ve done all the research for you and selected the best of the best under $1000. These all are based on design, value for money and specifications.
Best Mountain Bikes Under $1000
So, we’ve created a list of some inexpensive and even high-end bicycles under $1000.
Diamondback Line Hardtail
The Diamondback Line hardtail mountain bike released in the Hook, Line and Sync’r series is touted as being a great value for aggressive trail bikes. Its low center of gravity helps keep you more stable and offers a bang for your buck. The MSRP is literally $1000, but many online stores or LBSs offer them for a lower price. We also loved that this bike is built on a low-slung frame which can help you stay balanced and upright on the bike.
Beiou Toray T700 Carbon Fiber
At a fraction of the price of the other bike brands like Giant, Trek and Scott, Beiou produce an ultralight carbon fiber mountain bike with hydraulic suspension forks and Shimano Altus derailleurs. Using Toray T700 carbon fiber, you can get your full-carbon fiber MTB for around $999. Considering your typical MTBSnob would rather die than ride a Beiou mountain bike, it’s no surprise the brand has only been known by us riders at this point in time. The sleek urban black color offers an unbeatable finish and especially if you’re taller than 5 foot 8 inches, you might then want to choose a different color.
Diamondback Recoil 29er
Diamondback, makers of the Diamondback Sorrento we previously review, has many strong contenders for the list of best mountain bikes under 1000 $. It was difficult to choose between them and ultimately, we wanted to feature a 29er in the list and the Diamondback Recoil 29er was a real standout mountain bike that deserved to be featured. A full suspension 29er with its single pivot design weighs in at 34.5lbs. It’s one of the 26-inch models in our list of mountain bikes under $1,000 available on Amazon Prime. We also recommend the Diamondback ReadyRide option with shipping included (we’ll bet you know what this indicates) since it’s ready to ride–literally, which took us less than 10 minutes total and no messing about–we were up and ready to go.
Mongoose Tyax Comp
Another good contender in the best mountain bike list is provided by Mongoose. Sitting at the lower end of the price range between $500 and $1,000. The Mongoose Tyax Comp features some awesome specifications for the price. With its SR Suntour XCM V3 fork providing 100mm of travel, the Mongoose Tyax Comp is a mid-tier bike falling squarely in the middle of the current Mongoose Tyax line-up / series, placing between cheaper Mongoose Tyax Sport and pricier Mongoose Tyax Expert. But for the money, this bike packs a real punch. It features a trail light aluminum frame and 27 speed Shimano Acera / SR Suntour XCR drivetrain. Braking is provided by reliable Tektro Novela mechanical disc brakes.
Co-Op Cycles DRT 1.1
The DRT 1.1 by Co-Op Cycles is a decent entry-level bike. It looks good and rides great. It uses a 3x drivetrain for a total of 21 gears. Which in my opinion is too much movement and gears for a beginner to absorb.
The DRT 1.2 is an entry level bike that comes with hydraulic disc brakes and a step less build than the DRT 2.0. In other areas, it has lower quality components than its predecessor. You might consider upgrading your tires right away or buying new ones after you place your order for your new bike!