Buying on a budget no longer means an uncomfortable ride likely to break first time out. We take a look at the lower end of the scale when it comes to mountain bikes and give our top picks.
- By Neil Gardiner
The bikes get better every year in this category, and in 2012 South Africa sees some new players in the market. If you are looking for a decent ride, we’d recommend you spend at least R6K when starting out. Parts are durable but still light enough so you can attack your first event with enthusiasm.
The Moab frame is racier than most in this category, borrowing geometry from the carbon competition rig. With a 9-speed drivetrain and a lockout fork you’d think it was priced way out of your budget, but when you see the tag it’s as if they’ve made a mistake. So rush to the till and swipe your card before they realise…