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Best mountain bike deals: Today's best deals on hardtails, full-suspension and E-MTB's

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As bike manufacturers begin releasing their 2021 ranges, retailers are keen to sell their 2020 stock to make way for the new bikes. For most manufacturers, the launch of a new catalogue may only mean a tweak of the specification or a new lick of paint. This means that while the sale bikes maybe last years stock they are almost exactly the same as the new models - only with a bonus discount.

Demands on stock have been unusual and unexpected with sales figures up and manufacturing down which has resulted in a lot of products becoming sold out. While this is generally great for mountain biking as a sport, it does mean that there is less excess stock and thus, fewer tasty deals to be had. Not to worry, while the deals may be a little harder to uncover Bike Perfect have been working hard to find the best deals on hardtails, full-suspension and e-MTB's that are available right now.

While it may be tempting to wait to see if the deals improve in November for the Black Friday mountain bike deals we would recommend striking while there is still stock and taking advantage of the deals 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

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Hardtail mountain bike deals

Hardtails have always been a great way to get out on the trails, whether your 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 | 25% off at Jenson USA
Was $5,600.00 | Now $4,200.00
This 120mm trail bike is ready to take on everything from trail centres to bikepacking adventures. The Niner SIR comes specced with 29er wheels but has 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 is titanium is known for but also comes with a superb spec.
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Cube Reaction Race 29 | 19% off at Wiggle
Was $1,399.00 | Now $1,119.99
With it's XC geometry, SRAM GX 12-speed drivetrain and quick tires make the Cube Reaction and excellent option for fast-paced XC riding.View Deal

Santa Cruz Bicycles Highball Carbon S | 10% off at Backcountry
Was $3,499.00 | Now $3,149.00
The third-generation Highball saves around 200g thanks to an updated carbon layup but doesn't sacrifice any of its capability and with the new Highball still ready to tackle the gnarliest XC courses.View Deal

Full-suspension mountain bike deals

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 Wreckoning SLX | 31% off at Jenson USA
Was $5,500.00 | Now $3,800.00
The Evil Wreckoning is a big-hitting enduro bike that can conquer anything from trail ride to downhill tracks. Good range of sizes plus a discounted XT build for $4,400.00.
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Santa Cruz Bronson CC X01 Reserve 2018 | 30% off at Jenson USA
Was $7,999.00 | Now $5,599.00
This Bronson may be the older design but that doesn't mean its slow on the trails, it still uses Santa Cruz's VPP suspension system and rolls on Santa Cruz Reserve carbon wheels.View Deal

NS Bikes Synonym Race 2 | 26% off at Wiggle
Was $5,432.49 | Now $3,973.68
Cross-country bikes don't get much more aggressive than the Synonym with it's slack and long geometry.  View Deal

Devinci Spartan Carbon 29 X01 Eagle | 30% off at Backcountry
Was $8,999.00 | Now $6,299.99
An unmissable 30% off this Devinci enduro bike that has been designed to handle the rugged trails on the Canadian North Shore. They only have one large model left so don't hang around.
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Yeti Cycles SB5 Turq X01 Eagle | 25% off at Backcountry
Was $7,199.00 | Now $5,399.00
Boutique brand Yeti has been topping mountain bikers wishlists forever, if you are one them then nows your chance to snap their SB5 27.5 trail bike up with a healthy 25% off.View Deal

Nukeproof Dissent 290 Comp DH | 17% off at Chain Reaction Cycles
Was $3,499.99 | Now $2,899.99
Nukeproof are known for their great value and with 17% off this 29er Nukeproof Dissent is a great entry point for riders looking to get serious in downhill. CRC also have 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.
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E-MTB deals

The popularity of the e-MTB has grown massively, allowing people to ride with friends or shuttle themselves up the local trails quickly. With the additional costs of the motor and battery technology, they are also very expensive so deals on the best electric mountain bikes are few and far between and will be snapped up quickly.

Vitus E-Escarpe VRS E-MTB | 16% off at Wiggle
Was $5,697.49 | Now $4,769.99
The 140mm of plentiful travel paired with motor assistance and a 500wh battery promises for lap after lap of gravity orientated fun. View Deal

Vitus E-Escarpe VRX E-MTB | 16% off at Wiggle
Was $6,624.99 | Now $5,564.99
This mullet eMTB comes with 140mm Fox 36's and a drivetrain which mixes XT/XTR for a smooth and dependable gear shift on the trail.
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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.
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Even more cycling deals

A new bike 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.

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 sells a whole host of outdoor gear, but its cycling offering is what's interesting to us, such as these Smith Optics Flywheel glasses on sale.

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.

Evans cycles is one of the oldest cycling retailers in the world, it is a British company that services the world via its online store. For even more deals, check out our Evans Cycles deals.

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-focussed, 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.