TOP 5 CHEAP FULL SUSPENSION TRAIL MOUNTAIN BIKES

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CHEAP FULL SUSPENSION TRAIL MOUNTAIN BIKES

With the lowest price tag well above thousand pounds, the post title might seem a little bit sarcastic for many people. Unfortunately, full suspension mountain bikes are more costly to manufacture and the price that would buy you a very good hardtail is usually going to be at the entry level of full suss trail mountain bikes. Even though you can have fun on even cheaper rigs, from our own experience they won’t do a great job in a long term. Why these 5 bikes ? They’re popular, they get great reviews, and most importantly we have ridden or owned one of these mountain bikes, so we can confirm their hype. In the order from the most expensive to the cheapest, here are top 5 cheap full suspension trail mountain bikes.


 

SPECIALIZED STUMPJUMPER EVO 29ER (£2500)

SPECIALIZED STUMPJUMPER EVO 29ER

Good looking, well-chosen kit, fun to ride uphill and downhill. We open our top 5 cheap full suspension trail mountain bikes with a popular stumpy. The Stumpjumper FSR has been the Specialized’s prodigy for over two decades and we have to say that 29er Evo with its extra travel, does live up to its reputation. Maybe 29-inch wheels can’t accelerate and handle twisty terrain as well as 26er version, but once it gets going, this bike feels unstoppable. It’s almost like cheating – comfort, speed, and the level of grip offered by stumpy will leave a big, long-lasting grin on your face. Well spent money, and totally worth it. Read Review.


 

WHYTE T129 S (£2199)

TOP 5 CHEAP FULL SUSPENSION TRAIL MOUNTAIN BIKES - WHYTE T129 S

Tubeless-ready wheels, well-balanced spec, great fun to ride, and of course the trail bike of 2013. The bunch of British bicycle designers really know their job. At the cost of just over £2000, Whyte T129 S turns out to be a better machine than many more expensive rivals, and definitely belongs to top 5 cheap trail bikes that are worth buying. Great climber, equally good on technical descents, and low price… You’d be mad if you didn’t at least consider buying this machine. Low cost also means an excellent upgrade potential. Read Review.


 

GIANT ANTHEM X 29ER 1 (£1999)

GIANT ANTHEM X 29ER 1

With only 100mm of suspension travel, Giant Anthem is not really a trail mountain bike to a lot of people. However taking the second place in the trail bike of the year over pedigree trail mountain bikes in 2013, means that Giant does something right. Being branded as XC machine it’s a great climber, but it really surprises how capable it is on the downhill sections. Great frame, maestro suspension technology, and 29-inch wheel size really seem to make up for a missing suspension travel. Despite the price tag below £2000 this bike weighs less than 27 pounds (12kg), which is “not bad” for a full suss with big wheels. Read Review.


 

GIANT TRANCE 27.5 2 (£1799)

TOP 5 CHEAP FULL SUSPENSION TRAIL MOUNTAIN BIKES - GIANT TRANCE 27.5 2
This bike really offers plenty of value for the capabilities and components that come standard with this model, and is a great choice for those who are not so keen on 29 inch wheels. With the exception of 10 meters, death defying drops which are out of the reach for regular riders anyway, Giant Trance can handle almost anything that a regular MTB rider is willing to ride on. Giant’s Maestro Suspension Technology, 140 mm of travel, 27.5-inch wheel platform, and advanced-grade composite frame engineered specifically for 27.5, make Trance light, agile, and born to go fast on steep technical trails while still being able to accelerate and climb hills very well. Read Review.


 

TREK FUEL EX 7 29ER (£1400)

TREK FUEL EX 7 29ER

Being the least pricey, Trek Fuel 7 closes our cheap full suspension trail mountain bikes list, and really is a great buy for those on the budget. Crisp handling, active suspension, Alpha aluminium frame, and 29-inch wheels make Trek Fuel machine that will charge through everything in its path. Read Review.


 

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  • Brian len

    Thats a giant reign 2 in puc…not trance

    • admin

      Corrected. Thx

  • Ethan Phillips

    The bikes are very expensive not cheap but the trek is the best👍👍

  • Peter

    I’ve had Giant Anthem before, and I have to say I’m not impressed.

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