Bicycle retailers love a sale, whether it's one of the large seasonal shopping events or they just need to clear some warehouse space, some of the best mountain bike deals can be found year-round.
For most manufacturers, the launch of a new catalog may only mean a tweak of the specification or a new colorway. This means that while the items on sale may be old stock they are almost exactly the same as the new models - only with a bonus discount. Factor in that the manufacturers RRP rarely means anything is great news for shoppers on the hunt for discounts.
Hunting for that tantalizing deal can be time-consuming as you often need to wade through huge amounts of niche parts that are of zero interest.
Not to worry, Bike Perfect has been working hard to find you the best deals on bikes, components and clothing that are available right now.
Check out our pick of the best mountain bike deals currently available or if you want to have a hunt yourself we have put together a list of all the best places to find them.
Best mountain bike sales — quick links
- Jenson USA: Huge sale with 67% off helmets
- Competitive Cyclist: 35% of bikes and frames from Yeti, Santa Cruz and Evil
- Backcountry: Up to 50% off bikes, clothing, helmets and more
- Rei: Up to 64% off cycling and more in other categories
- ProBikeKit: Prodominatly a road retailer but also sells MTB gear
- Eastern Mountain Sports: Up to 70% off cycling products
- Wiggle: 60% off huge range of bikes and cycling kit
- Chain Reaction Cycles: Discounts on hundreds of 2020 bikes
- Moosejaw: 50% of Enve wheels and more
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Deals on hardtail mountain bikes
Hardtails have always been a great way to get out on the trails, whether you're new to riding or looking for a second bike to mix it up, a hardtail will test your skills, help you learn new techniques and put a smile on your face.
If you are unsure what you look for when buying a hardtail we have a guide to the best hardtail mountain bikes with everything you need to know.
Niner SIR 9 XTR | 29% off at Jenson USA
Was $5,600.00 | Now $3,999.99
This 120mm trail bike is ready to take on everything from trail centers to bikepacking adventures. The Niner SIR comes specced with 29er wheels but has tire clearance for up to 27.5x3in should you want maximum comfort.View Deal
Sage Powerline X01 | 20% off at Jenson USA
Was $6,800.00 | Now $5,440.00
This beautiful titanium hardtail not only offers the weight and smoothness that titanium is known for but also comes with a superb spec. Small, Large and Extra Large sizes are available, all with the 20% off
Deals on full-suspension mountain bikes
Full-suspension bikes offer the ultimate performance when riding off-road. With suspension front and back they offer more grip and control over rough ground. Full suspension mountain bikes come in all shapes and sizes so it is important to think about the type of riding you will want to do on it.
There is a huge difference between the best enduro mountain bikes, best trail bikes and best lightweight mountain bikes so it is worth considering what type of bike is best suited to the type of riding you do.
Evil Bikes Insurgent LB X01 Eagle | 30% off
Was $6,999.00| Now $4,899.00
Long and slack, the Insurgent is a rugged enduro bike to ride the most technical trails as fast as possible. This bike is kitted out with some serious kit as well. Backcountry has the bike available in all sizes as well as two, all be it very similar, colors.View Deal
Evil The Following MB SLX | 29% off at Jenson USA
Was $6,800.00 | Now $4,850.00
Arguably one of the bikes that made short-travel bikes cool again, showing just how capable short-travel trail bikes can be and inspiring the 'downcountry' bikes of recent years.View Deal
Ibis Mojo 3 XT | 30% off at Jenson USA
Was $6,000.00 | Now $4,200.00
Designed in partnership with suspension legend Dave Weagle , the Ibis Mojo has a DW Link with gives it one of the best suspension platforms available whether pedaling to the top or ripping back down. View Deal
Orbea Rallon M-LTD | 20% off at Jenson USA
Was $9,999.00 | Now $7,999.20
Orbea produces some pretty exceptional bikes that in turn have produced some impressive race results. The Rallon is a want for nothing enduro bike that's ready to shred.View Deal
Vitus Sommet 29 VRX Bike | 15% off at Wiggle
Was $4,299.99 | Now $3,654.99
Bike deals are hard to come by right now, especially at the cheaper end. Of course, $3,654.99 is pretty pricey but Vitus packs a serious spec for the money including Fox Float 36 Factory forks, XTR/XT drivetrain and Raceface carbon cranks.
There is only one medium size left so it's first come, first served.View Deal
NS Bikes Synonym Race 1 | 22% off at Wiggle
Was $7,699.00 | Now $5,998.99
One of the most progressive XC formats available, long, low and slack this bike is fast all over the mountain. If you're a size small and looking for an XC weapon this is a great deal.View Deal
Santa Cruz Bronson Carbon CC 27.5+ XO1 Eagle | 10% off at Competitive Cyclist
Was $7,099.00 | Now $6,389.00
It may not be a huge discount but when your budget is this big it adds up to a sizable amount of cash off this Santa Cruz 27.5 enduro bike.
Juliana Maverick Carbon CC XO1 Eagle | 10% off at Competitive Cyclist
Was $7,099.00 | Now $6,389.00
Big wheels and 140mm of well-controlled suspension make this Juliana Maverick a confidence-inspiring trail shredder. Medium and large sizes available in a bright Hot Tomato color.
Cannondale Jekyll Carbon 1 | 15% off at Backcountry
Was $7,500.00 | Now $6,374.73
The remote-adjustable suspension switches between 120mm 'hustle' mode for a snappy ride and the 150mm 'flow mode' when the terrain gets rough. All sizing is currently available although medium and large are getting low.View Deal
Cannondale Jekyll Carbon 2 | 14% off at REI
Was $5,750.00| Now $4,887.73
Like the above, it may have a more budget build but that doesn't mean it's going to be any slower on the trail. Available in M for average-sized people and XL for the much taller people.View Deal
Nukeproof Dissent 290 Comp DH | 25% off at Chain Reaction Cycles
Was $3,499.99 | Now $2,624.99
Nukeproof are known for their great value and with 25% off this 29er Nukeproof Dissent, its a great entry point for riders looking to get serious in downhill. Be quick, there are only two left. CRC also has the 27.5 version for the same price.View Deal
Kona Operator CR 2019 | 35% off at Jenson USA
Was $5,999.00 | Now $3,899.35
If you fancy hitting your local downhill track or bike park then this is a great discount off a serious gravity wagon. Only available in medium sizing.
Deals on E-MTB's
The popularity of the e-MTB has grown massively, allowing people to ride with friends or shuttle themselves up the local trails quickly. Demand recently has meant that e-MTB deals have been all but non-existent.
We doubt that there will be any savings on e-MTB's in the near future as retailers struggle to keep up with demand.
Vitus E-Sommet VRX E-MTB | 10% off at Wiggle
Was $6,624.99 | Now $5,962.49
For shorter riders who are looking to hit the trails without depending on the uplift running, the E-Sommet VRX is a great buy with a bonus 10% off RRP.
Deals on components
If you are looking for some upgrades then taking advantage of sales and deals is the best chance to kit out your bike with some shiny new parts. If you are shopping specifically for a wheelset we recommend looking at our round-up of the best cheap MTB wheels that are on sale. Otherwise, keep browsing for that unmissable deal on your next upgrade from groupsets to tires.
MRP Ribbon 160 Boost Fork - 29in | 20% off at Backcountry
Was $989.95| Now $791.95
Excellent all-mountain fork with 160mm of travel, be quick though as there is only one left. They also have the 27.5 version for the same price.View Deal
DVO Sapphire D1 34 Boost 27.5 | 25% off at Jenson USA
Was $899.00 | Now $675.00
DVO is well known for its tunability and smooth performance. The Sapphire has 100 to 150mm adjustable travel via internal spacers. The fork comes in black, blue or green.View Deal
Cane Creek Helm 29 44mm Offset | 20% off at Jenson USA
Was $899.00 | Now $719.20
We were impressed with the Cane Creek Helm MKII Air we tested so we expect the coil to be just as good. Jenson has the 44mm offset fork with either 150mm or 160mm of travel.View Deal
SRAM X01 Eagle AXS DUB Groupset | 25% off at Backcountry
Was $1,900.00| Now $1,425.00
SRAM's electronic shifting 12-speed drivetrain is as stunning to use as it is to look at. Plus programmable shifting and wireless design make this a stand-out drivetrain. The deal is also available in Boost spacing.View Deal
Crank Brothers Highline 3 Dropper Seatpost | 25% off at Backcountry
Was $199.99 | Now $149.99
Notable discounts on the 150mm and 170mm 31.6 sizes although there are discounts on other sizes. Highline has a reliable performance and short minimum insert which is ideal for smaller riders.View Deal
Shimano SH56 SPD Cleat Set | 33% off Competitive Cyclist
Was $18.00 | Now $11.99
Cleats wear out so why not stock up at a discounted price so you are sorted whenever you need some new ones.View Deal
Crankbrothers Candy 11 Pedals | 33% off at Backcountry
Was $450.00| Now $299.99
If you want to let your riding buddies know that your ballin hard buying expensive stuff that's painted gold is a good way to do it, Crankbrothers Candy 11 pedals tick these boxes, they are also great pedals.View Deal
DMR Vault V2 | 47% off at Chain Reaction Cycles
Was $139.99| Now $74.00
The DMR Vault's low profile and excellent underfoot shape make these a popular choice for riders who like to ride flat pedals. This exclusive edition of the pedal comes with copper pins. View Deal
Maxxis Minion DHF 3C/EXO WT| 46% off at Chain Reaction Cycles
Was $78.99 | Now $42.93
Maxxis Minion DHF's are the go-to tire for loads of riders thanks to their tenacious cornering grip. The 27.5 gets the best deal but 29er still has a decent 18% discount.View Deal
Vittoria Peyote G2.0 | 43% off at Chain Reaction Cycles
Was $72.99 | Now $40.99
With low profile lugs throughout the tire, the Peyote is made for speed. The open tread pattern is self-cleaning, and the side nobs dig in on the hard pack but are still predictable in sandy and wet conditions. Available in 2.1in, 2.25in and 2.35in with the least discounted 2.1in size still getting 28% off.View Deal
Schwalbe Hans Dampf Addix Tire - 27.5 x 2.6 | 38% off at Backcountry
Was $103.00 | Now $63.81
Popular and proven gravity tire that is great in mixed and muddy conditions. Backcountry also has the Tanwall but looking good and the extra performance will cost you more.View Deal
ENVE M525 27.5in | 30% off at Backcountry
Was $2,800.00| Now $1,960.00
ENVE makes some of the best and some of the most expensive, wheels in the business. Backcountry has a serious discount off these top-tier hookless XC wheels. View Deal
Reynolds 27.5 Enduro Blacklabel Superboost | 50% off at Backcountry
Was $2,099.00| Now $1,049.50
Super classy black carbon Reynolds 27.5 rims built up with high-quality Industry Nine Torch hubs, these are a great set of wheels for those that like to blast aggro terrain.View Deal
Spank Spike 350 Vibrocore DH 29" | 40% off at Jenson USA
Was $700.00 | Now $420.00
Using Spank's Vibrocore technology but building it into a wheel that's tough enough to handle anything your local DH track can throw at you.View Deal
Nukeproof Horizon V2 29 Boost Pair with ARD | 32% off at Chain Reaction Cycles
Was $633.99| Now $429.99
A solid budget enduro/DH wheelset from Nufeproof and to sweeten the deal CRC are including a set of ARD rim inserts to protect your rims and from pinch flats. Discount is available in all freehub options. View Deal
Deals on clothing
If you ride a lot you can never have enough gear, luckily it isn't too hard to find a MTB clothing sale that has something for everyone whether you are riding XC, trail or enduro. You can also find cheap MTB helmets as well as cheap MTB shoes if you are needing some new kicks.
Five Ten on sale | 30% off at Backcountry
Comfortable mountain bike specific footwear can transform your riding experience by maximizing control and reducing fatigue. Five Ten are some of the best and there are loads of shoe options with 30% off.View Deal
Fasthouse Fastline Star SS jersey| 40% off at Jenson USA
Was $45.00| Now $26.99
Lightweight jersey for comfort out on the trail with a simple design that will appeal to many. Jenson has good stock of the Olive or limited sizes in blue.
Oakley MTB Short Sleeve Tech Tee | Save up to 59% off at Chain Reaction Cycles
Was $70.00| Now $29.00
CRC has up to a massive 59% of Oakley's fast-wicking mountain bike t-shirt. Previously the Grey Pixel Print design had the biggest discount but now all colors are discounted the same.
Endura Singletrack Merino Tee | Up to 58% off at Chain Reaction Cycles
Was $59.99| Now $24.99
Nothing beats the comfort of a merino wool t-shirt, the natural fibres have excellent body temperature regulation and are resistant to odors as well.
Troy Lee Designs Skyline Air Shorts | 30% off at Chain Reaction Cycles
Was $115.00| Now $80.50
Shorts designed for all-day trail riding, they include a mesh liner with a TMF pad. If you don't want the pad you can save $15 can get the Troy Lee Designs Skyline Air shorts on their own.
FastHouse Crossline MTB Shorts | 45% off at Jenson USA
Was $90.00| Now $49.49
More excellent discounted trail kit from Fasthouse, these shorts are probably best saved till summer comes back around.
Oakley MTB Trail Short | 59% off at Chain Reaction Cycles
Was $112.00 | Now $46.00
Trail shorts that are water repellant ad quick drying so should keep you comfortable through a range of conditions before you need to switch out to pants.View Deal
Troy Lee Designs Ruckus Shorts | 45% off at Jenson USA
Was $109.00| Now $59.99
Trail and enduro shorts with a double popper and built-in velcro waist adjusters. There are zippered pockets as well so you don't scatter your valuables down the trail.View Deal
Fasthouse Fastline MTB Pants | 46% off at Jenson USA
Was $120.00| Now $64.99
Durable mountain bike pants that will handle plenty of days uplifting or smashing the bike park. Limited sizing in black but decent stock in red or, if you are brave, white.
Craft Hale Hydro Jacket | 40% off at Backcountry
Was $183.99| Now $109.96
Wet weather jacket using a 3-layer fabric that's rated to 8,000mm water resistance and features stretch and reinforced elbows to withstand the odd crash.View Deal
PEARL iZUMi Versa Softshell Hoodie | 34% off at Backcountry
Was $175.00 | Now $114.99
A riding hoodie for colder days, the softshell material should keep away windchill and deflect the odd light shower whilst still staying breathable when you are pedaling up a climb.View Deal
Smith Attack MAG Max ChromaPop Sunglasses| 40% off at Backcountry
Was $249.00 | Now $149.40
These sunglasses are discounted in a very in-your-face Matte Citron/Sun Black color scheme but if you are a fan they can be on your face with a cool $100 off.View Deal
Camelbak M.U.L.E. 3L Hydration Pack | 29% off at Chain Reaction Cycles
Was $134.90| Now $96.04
Excellent bag for big days on the trail. Combining Camelbak's excellent bladder system with a comfortable backpack that has 12L of storage for jackets, tools and snacks.
Giro Tyrant Spherical Helmet | 25% off at Backcountry
Was $159.95 | Now $119.99
An open face helmet with extended protection for rowdy trails. Beyond the extra coverage, it also has MIPS and smart EPS/EPP foam layers to absorb high and low-speed impacts.View Deal
ION Raid AMP II | 39% off at Competitive Cyclist
Was $139.95| Now $84.99
ION has been making some stand out flat pedal shoes recently, the Raid AMP II's some fully equipped for rowdy trail-riding with its grippy sole, shock-absorbing EVA midsole and protection for ankles and toesView Deal
Specialized 2FO Cliplite | 42% off at Jenson USA
Was $120.00 | Now $70.00
For riders who prefer the natural fit of a laced shoe, but require terrain walking comfort, Specialized’s Specialized 2FO Cliplite is a great choice. It also features a generously spaced cleat box. This allows for a substantial contact point adjustability, and easy unclipping, if you fancy practicing the foot-out cornering technique.View Deal
Northwave Ghost XC | 40% off at Competitive Cyclist
Was $399.95| Now $239.99
Super stiff carbon-soled shoes for riders who are looking to transfer as many watts as possible when climbing and sprinting. The sole uses Michelin rubber on its minimal grips and uses a single SLW2 dial for closure.View Deal
SHIMANO AM9 | 34% off at Competitive Cyclist
Was $160 | Now $104.95
Shimano was one of the first brands to make gravity orientated clipless shoes with its trademark lace cover. These AM9's continue that heritage with a shoe that works well over a range of riding from trail to DH.View Deal
Even more cycling deals
A new bike or parts could mean tackling more technical terrain with higher consequences so it may be a good idea to consider updating your riding gear.
The best mountain bike helmets not only protect your head but also offer increased ventilation and better comfort. If your riding involves fast descending then kneepads are a worthy investment to protect a vulnerable area and keep you riding - check out our guide to the best MTB knee pads for those.
Most new bikes won't come with pedals so be sure to factor them into your budget, we have loads of guides to help you chose the best mountain bike pedals or flat pedals and mountain bike shoes for all types of riding and pedal system.
Looking for more deals? Check out Bike Perfect's other round-ups of the best deals available:
- MTB clothing sale: Wardrobe upgrades to look and perform better on the trail
- Cheap MTB helmets: Today's best deals on mountain bike helmets
- Cheap mountain bike shoes: Today's best deals on cheap MTB shoes
- Cheap mountain bike wheels: Today's best deals on cheap mountain bike wheels
- Cheap MTB tires: Today's best deals on cheap mountain bike tires
Haven't found what you want?
Below, we've put together a roundup of the retailers where we regularly find great deals. If our selection of deals picks haven't supplied you with what you need, we won't just leave you hanging. We're happy to provide you with the tools to help you find your own. While not all of the following retailers sell bikes, they all cross over into the world of cycling in some way or another, be that by selling clothing, components or tech.
Competitive Cyclist is one of the largest cycling retailers in the US. Their cycling sale is ongoing and there are deals aplenty.
BackCountry, the US outdoor sports retailer, is one of the United States' go-to online retailers for bikes, components, clothing and accessories. It doesn't limit itself to cycling though, with fishing, skiing, and even yoga in the range of sports catered for.
Jenson USA is another USA-based retailer and always has thousands of offers available.
Rei is an outdoor retailer based in the USA. There's always a sale, and you can currently get up to 64% off cycling products and even more in other categories.
Gear Coop has a huge cycling section currently with discounts on Giro shoes and helmets.
Seshday has up to 80% off in its sale. It's not all cycling, but there's a good portion of tech that cyclists of both road and mountain bike disciplines will get excited about.
Clever Training is the go-to place for all-things fitness training. With everything from turbo trainers to track pumps, the Clever Training sale has discounts on brands such as Garmin, Suunto, Topeak and more.
Moosejaw isn't a dedicated cycling retailer, but it sells a range of venerable brands. There's a heap of bikes on sale, including hardtail, full-suspension and gravel bikes.
Eastern Mountain Sports is another outdoor retailer that also sells cycling products. You can save up to 60% on cycling gear, although they don't sell bikes.
Tree Fort Bikes has a range of mountain bikes, gravel and road on offer, including a number of bikes from Salsa, Surly and Giant.
Alchemy Bikes currently offering $1000 off select bikes, very limited stock left.
Walmart might be a left-field inclusion in this list - even with the Walmart family buying Rapha. We certainly wouldn't recommend a typical supermarket bike, but Walmart has a huge range of electronics, a lot of which are useful to us cyclists - such as GoPro cameras, iPads or laptops for Zwift and Garmin computers.
Wiggle is one of the world's largest online cycling shops, supplying over 70 countries with cycling deals.
Chain Reaction Cycles is owned by Wiggle, and therefore shares many of the same cycling deals as well as an international audience.
Amazon isn't exactly the first retailer you think of when shopping for your bike but there's little the world's largest retailer doesn't sell, such as action cameras or Garmin computers.
Tredz is another British retailer with international delivery options and a range of great cycling deals.
Rutland Cycling is yet another British retailer that operates internationally.
Tweeks Cycles is more UK-focused, but there are still some great deals worth checking out.
Hargroves Cycles is a retailer based in the UK and regularly discounts mountain and gravel bikes.
Cyclestore, one of the UK's lesser-known retailers, often has Specialized products at the best available price.
Leisure Lakes is another UK retailer. With 11 stores, it's a relatively well-known franchise, and will happily ship overseas.
Halfords is discounting all sorts of cycling products. We'd probably recommend against their bikes, unless you're after something cheap and cheerful for the kids, but for your electronics and tools, you can't go far wrong.