Ok here goes, you've decided to take the plunge into the world of mountain biking. You've been inspired by the sunshine to get out more and enjoy the great outdoors aboard two wheels.
You thought about a road bike, but the skintight Lycra is a put-off and the aggressive drivers are a bit daunting. You're adventurous by heart, so you want something that can go wherever your heart desires. You want chunky tyres and bump-smoothing suspension, but you don't see the point in spending thousands, because after all, you might not even enjoy it! (You will, we're sure of it.)
You're new to this, you might hit the deck a few times, a possibility you've accepted as part of the process. You want the durability that comes with a well built aluminium hardtail frame, and the affordability that comes with cheap-to-replace components, just in case you do bend anything beyond repair.
Where do we come in?
We've browsed the web and plucked out some great hardtail mountain bike deals so that you don't have to. We'll put in a slither of advice with each, and hopefully make the buying process a less daunting prospect!
Browse below, take a look, and hopefully we'll see you on the trails soon!
The Rockhopper is a long-standing model name from Specialized. It has always received praise as a fast rolling, race ready hardtail that is just as comfortable at slower speeds as it is going full gas. View Deal
Over at Sigma Sports, you can get this 2019 Cannondale Trail 5 with 21% off. Looking at the specs, you're getting a 2x chainset with a 10 speed 10-42 cassette and Shimano Deore components, suggesting great value with the reduction from £699.VIEW DEAL ON Cannondale Trail 5 - 2019
The Felt Dispatch is a fast rolling bike that was originally £899 and is now available with a huge 39 percent off at just £539.99. Its 2 x 10 speed Shimano groupset will be durable, but doesn't come with quite the wide-ranging ratio of the Cannondale, but should still be suitable for the majority of your rides. View Deal
Leisure Lakes Bikes have slashed 10% off the 2019 Trek Marlin 6. Sizing is limited to the smaller options, so this might make the perfect option for your son or daughter's first foray into the sport. View Deal
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