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.
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Jamis Komodo Comp 2016 Mountain Bike
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.
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.
Pinnacle Ramin Six 2015 Mountain Bike
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!
Trek Superfly 9.7 2016 Mountain Bike
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.
Cube Reaction Pro 29 Grey Red
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.
BMC Teamelite TE03 SLX Deore 2016 Mountain Bike
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.