6 bargain mountain bikes under £1,500

Rip up the trails without ripping a hole in your wallet

What could be better on a bank holiday weekend that getting out into some lovely fresh air, and what better way to do that than on a bike! If you're in the market for a new mountain bike for 2016 but don't have wads of cash to throw about, this selection will be right up your street. 

Jamis Komodo Comp 2016 Mountain Bike  £750.00 £525.00

Jamis komodo comp:
Jamis komodo comp:

The 9-spd Jamis Komodo Comp has an alloy frame, and comes with Rockshox Recon forks, a quality suspension system, and particularly attractive at this price.  With 120mm travel and 27.5 wheel size - the set up looks to be a fun ride around your local trails.

Available with a 30 percent discount from Evans Cycles. 

Specialized Jett Expert 29er  £1,000.00 £650.00

Specialized jett expert 29er:
Specialized jett expert 29er:

The women's specific Specialized Jett Expert is a cross-country 29er, and includes custom SR Suntour XCR-AIR forks with a women's specific tune. Other women's specific adaptations include short reach levels on the Tektro Gemini hydraulic disc brakes, plus a women's specific saddle.

Available with a 35 percent discount from Hargroves Cycles. 

Pinnacle Ramin Six 2015 Mountain Bike  £1,500.00 £1,125.00

Pinnacle ramin six:
Pinnacle ramin six:

A hard tail with Rockshox Reba forks and an X1 group set for just over a grand? Not bad! Pinnacle are Evans Cycles in-house brand, and they've specc'd this 29er hard-tail well. However, there's always a downside and in this case it's that the bike is only available in size small and XL. Tall and short people rejoice! 

Available with a 25 percent discount from Evans Cycles.

Trek Superfly 9.7 2016 Mountain Bike  £1.700.00 £1,450.00

Trek superfly 9.7:
Trek superfly 9.7:

Carbon frame, Fox Performance 32 Flat forks, Shimano  SLX 10-spd gearing - the Trek Superfly has some fine quality parts on it. Designed for out-and-out cross-country speed, the Superfly is lightweight and - happily for anyone who has their eye on it - is available in a range of sizes. 

Available from Evans Cycles with a 14 percent discount

Cube Reaction Pro 29 Grey Red  £1,399.00 £939.00

Cube reaction pro 29:
Cube reaction pro 29:

A performance hard-tail, the Cube Reaction Pro is a 29er with a Shimano XT drivetrain, Fox 32 Float forks with 100mm of travel, and Formula RC hydraulic disc brakes. The hydroformed aluminium frame has internal cable routing for a clean look. Not bad for under a grand! The downside? Only the 15 inch frame is left in stock...but someone out there will be happy with this result. 

Available with a 33 percent discount from Hargroves Cycles

BMC Teamelite TE03 SLX Deore 2016 Mountain Bike  £949.00 £759.00

BMC teamlite te03 slx deore:
BMC teamlite te03 slx deore:

Let's finish things off with 2016 bike that's on sale. Yes, you can find a current-season bike with 20 percent off the recommended retail price in the from of the BMC Teamlite. The alloy frame comes kitted out with Rockshox XC30 29er forks, and a Shimano Deore 10-speed drivetrain with SLX rear derailleur and double chainring.

Available with a 20 percent discount from Evans Cycles

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