Mountain Bikes

Specialized S-Works Stumpjumper FSR 29 2017
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Specialized S-Works Stumpjumper FSR 29 2017

345 Punt Road, Richmond, Victoria
$9,000.00 $11,000.00

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When only the best will do, you need the ultimate trail bike. You need the S-Works Stumpjumper FSR 29. It...

Specialized Jett LTD 2015
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Specialized Jett LTD 2015

345 Punt Road, Richmond, Victoria
$1,499.00 $2,000.00

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FRAME Specialized M4 Aluminium, Women's XC 29er Geometry, women's fully butted tubesets w/ smooth wel...

Specialized Enduro Elite Carbon 650B 2017
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Specialized Enduro Elite Carbon 650B 2017

345 Punt Road, Richmond, Victoria
$5,699.00 $6,600.00

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Ok, we'll admit. We've been geeking out over the all-new Enduro Elite Carbon 650b for a while now. We kno...

Specialized Enduro Pro Carbon 29/6Fattie 2017
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Specialized Enduro Pro Carbon 29/6Fattie 2017

345 Punt Road, Richmond, Victoria
$8,900.00

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When speed over the entire trail is what you're after, the all-new Enduro Pro Carbon will be waiting to a...

Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Expert Carbon 650b 2017
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Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Expert Carbon 650b 2017

345 Punt Road, Richmond, Victoria
$5,799.00 $7,200.00

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If your trail riding philosophy is "go big or go home," you can't beat the agility of our Stumpjumper FSR...

Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Comp Carbon 29 2017
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Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Comp Carbon 29 2017

345 Punt Road, Richmond, Victoria
$4,750.00 $5,750.00

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Trail riding requires a bike that can do it all with ease, & nothing outperforms our new Stumpjumper FSR ...

Specialized Rhyme Comp 650b 2017
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Specialized Rhyme Comp 650b 2017

345 Punt Road, Richmond, Victoria
$3,150.00 $3,700.00

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Just because you ride hard on the trail doesn't mean that you want to take out a second mortgage just t...

Specialized Rhyme Comp Carbon 650b 2017
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Specialized Rhyme Comp Carbon 650b 2017

345 Punt Road, Richmond, Victoria
$5,000.00 $5,750.00

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The mission of the Rhyme FSR Comp Carbon 650b is pretty simple: Give women the best performing trail bike ...

Specialized Rockhopper Sport 29 2017
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Specialized Rockhopper Sport 29 2017

345 Punt Road, Richmond, Victoria
$825.00 $724.00

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Maybe you're finding your legs on the singletrack, or perhaps you're just dirt-curious? Either way, the...

Specialized Women's Camber Comp Carbon 650b 2017
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Specialized Women's Camber Comp Carbon 650b 2017

345 Punt Road, Richmond, Victoria
$4,750.00 $5,500.00

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Specialized SALE !! Enduro Comp 29/6Fattie 2017
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Specialized SALE !! Enduro Comp 29/6Fattie 2017

345 Punt Road, Richmond, Victoria
$3,399.00 $4,500.00

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Who says that carbon should have all the fun? Not us. Our Enduro Comp flies in the face of this sentime...

Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Expert Carbon 29 2017
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Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Expert Carbon 29 2017

345 Punt Road, Richmond, Victoria
$5,800.00 $7,200.00

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If you know the history of the Stumpjumper FSR, you know that it doesn't believe in compromising. And n...

Specialized Epic FSR Comp Carbon World Cup 2017
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Specialized Epic FSR Comp Carbon World Cup 2017

345 Punt Road, Richmond, Victoria
$4,799.00 $5,400.00

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Cross country racing has its own list of demands, and speed is at the top...

Specialized Epic Hardtail 2017
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Specialized Epic Hardtail 2017

345 Punt Road, Richmond, Victoria
$2,099.00 $2,500.00

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Our Epic Hardtail singlehandedly takes hardtail alloy XC bikes into the m...

Specialized 2017 Rockhopper 29
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Specialized 2017 Rockhopper 29

345 Punt Road, Richmond, Victoria
$550.00 $700.00

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New 2017 !!

Specialized Camber Comp Carbon 650b 2017
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Specialized Camber Comp Carbon 650b 2017

345 Punt Road, Richmond, Victoria
$4,499.00 $5,500.00

Available in-store

Life is full of choices, but choosing the right trail bike isn't an easy one. If you value efficiency a...

Specialized Enduro Comp 650B 2017
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Specialized Enduro Comp 650B 2017

345 Punt Road, Richmond, Victoria
$3,499.00 $4,500.00

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Nimble, flick'able, agile—whatever you want to call it, our Enduro Comp 650b embodies it in one hell ...

Specialized Rockhopper Pro 29 2017
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Specialized Rockhopper Pro 29 2017

345 Punt Road, Richmond, Victoria
$1,500.00 $1,800.00

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NEW 2017 !!

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HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR FIRST MOUNTAIN BIKE

Mountain bike riding has seen tremendous uptick popularity recently. If the MTB bug has also bitten you, then you are likely in the course of your search for the ideal one. There are a lot of complexities involved in choosing, but fear not; when you are done reading this, you should be ready to make the best choice you possibly can. This includes what you should be on the lookout for, and the options available in your budget range.

Determine your budget

Mountain bikes for sale can cost from as little as $500 to as much as $12,000. While the latter price might seem outrageous, it would be well worth it for those who can afford it because of the features that those in that price range come with. This doesn’t mean that you won’t get a good pick if you have less cash. You just need to know exactly what you need and reconcile that with how much you’re willing to dole out.

If you have less than $500 to spend, you can still get a very usable product. Your options will be limited but if you buy the right cycle, you’ll still be getting good value for money, especially if you take your time to find a great deal here at Bike Chaser. You can get an entry level hardtail option from a popular brand, such as a Trek, Specialized and Giant mountain bikes. You can also get a used mid-level hardtail or an older model.

You should avoid full suspensions and dual suspensions as much as possible within this price range. If they are new, they’ll likely be low quality store bicycles. If they are second hand, they might be in such a state of disrepair that you would have to spend too much extra to have them working again. Of course, you could get an awesome deal, but err on the side of caution as much as possible.

If you have between $500 to $1000, your options increase. With this budget, you can get a nice hardtail or even a 29 inch mountain bike. You can also find a good entry level full suspension deal for sale within this price range. Keep an eye out for the tyre sizes too. The most common ones are 20 inch, 27.5 and 29 inch mountain bikes.

If you have from $1000 to $1500 you’ll naturally have better options to choose from. You can get a wider variety of good full suspensions and quality hardtails in this range. Those in this range are quite similar in build to the pricier ones though they’ll still have somewhat cheaper components.

With a budget from $1500 to $3500 you can get something quality that’ll last you for years. You can easily get racy hardtails and trail full suspension models. You also get to see carbon fiber models with this price range.

If you have more than $3500 to spend, then you are in league with people like Mark Zuckerberg. At this stage you don’t really need to worry about price. What you should focus on is getting one that matches your riding style, so keep an eye out for any specific features you want.

Picking the bicycle that fits your purpose

To put things simply, there are two types of mountain bikes you can get, depending on what kind of cycling you’ll be doing: A trail or a downhill bike.

If most of your riding involves you riding local trails, then you should consider one in the trail category. On the other hand, if your riding is shift or lift serviced, then you’ll likely be better served buying one that’s designed for downhill riding.

Downhill MTBs for sale are more expensive than trail ones, so be sure you’ll be doing enough downhill riding to justify buying one. One thing some people do is to get a trail bike and rent a cheap downhill option whenever you they need it. Also, be certain you’re looking at the right options by tailoring your search on Bike Chaser by gender, whether you need a men or women’s mountain bike.

Considering a fat bike?

The offerings in this category have now become the favourite for people on a budget. This is because they are quite durable and versatile when compared to ordinary ones. You can use them to ride on dry hardpacked singletrack. You can also use them to ride in sand or groomed snows right in the dead of winter.

Also, compared to a standard ride, you don’t need much skill to ride a these; making them very useful for beginners or older people.

When you are ready to purchase

Now that you have discovered the perfect option that fits you and is within your budget, there are still some final things you need to take note of.

If you are buying a new bicycle, make sure you understand the terms of the warranty. You should also make sure that the warranty starts when you make the purchase. Some additional benefits could help you save some money on maintenance as time goes.

If you are buying a used item, make sure it is working perfectly. Check for frayed or stretched cables. Ensure that the suspension is in good shape and doesn’t leak, squeak or creak. Make sure the wheels are true. Check all the bearings, fittings, and suspension linkages for things that should not be there.

With this firmly in place, you should be well on your way to getting your first mountain bike. Make sure to establish your budget, know your riding style, and ask questions about things you aren’t sure of.


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