Check out the prime 5 mountain bikes that deserve your attention!
2018 is here. Another year with new plans, new destinations and new equipment. Here’s a short list of what could be some of the “Best Value for Money” bikes that you can consider for yourself for coming year / years.
1: “The Best Value for Money” Enduro Bike | Commencal Meta AM V4.2 Race (Brushed)
Enduro mountain biking is now the most popular style globally and is pretty big in Nepal too. India will also be hosting “Himalayan Enduro Championship” the first enduro mountain bike race of India in 2018 during the Himalayan Mountain Bike Festival. Commencal Meta AM V4.2 with its brushed aluminum finish and sturdy components like 170mm Rock Shox Lyrik RCT3, RockShox Super Deluxe RT remote rear shock, Sram Guide RE four piston brakes, E-13 TRS wheels and the reliable Sram GX Eagle drive with a down-to-earth fast design could be the perfect weapon which looks good at the same time.
Priced decently at: INR 2,91,000 (apprx), This neat looking rig can be ordered from Epic Mountain Bike in Nepal.
2: “The Best Value for Money” Trail Bike | Cannondale Habit 4
Trails bikes have become more advanced and mean with amazing capabilities that allows you to explore more technical trails and big mountains with comfort. Cannondale Habit 4 is a great example of a great Do-it-All mountain bike. Known for their neat light weight frame designs and technology, Cannondale Habit 4 is a fun trail bike equipped with a 130mm Solo Air Rock Shox Revelation RC fork, Rock Shox Monarch RT rear shock giving plus 120mm travel. We all know how important dropper posts have become. Habit 4 comes with a TransX dropper post which is blessing on almost any bike these days. Equipped with Shimano 11 speed drive the Cannondale Habit 4 is not a bad overall package. The bike is expected to be priced at INR 2,00,000 including import duty to India through Track & Trail.
3: “The Best Value for Money” Downhill Bike | Polygon Collosus DH8
If downhill mountain biking is your disease, then Polygon Collosus DH8 is your remedy. The Collosus DH8 is the perfect downhill bike for downhill riders looking to race, jump, or drop into steep and rough terrain. This bike is build around a proven suspension platform that has been proven at famous events like Red Bull Rampage, The Fest Series and on the UCI World Cup Downhill circuit. The Collosus DH 8 is equipped with 203mm Rockshox Boxxer Team fork, Full Shimano Zee 10 speed groupset, Kore Torsion oversized 35mm barbore handlebar, stem, and seat post. The deal becomes even better with 27.5” Spank Spike Race28 DH EVO rims with Novatec hubs & incredibly durable and long lasting Schwalbe Magic Marry tyres.
The Polygon Collosus DH8 is available in India for apprx INR 3,10,000
4: “The Best Value for Money” All-Mountain Bike | Psynyde Furan (Deore Build)
Psynyde Furan is a perfect example of another Do-it-All mountain bike designed and tested by riders for riders. Designed in India, The Furan Shimano Deore build is perfect for your daily trail rides and training. It features short chainstays and a slack head angle of 67 degrees. Its ‘Long, Slack & Low’ design keeps the rider well planted and offers smooth maneuverability through tight turns. The Furan comes with a 120mm Manitou Minute Comp fork, 10X2 Shimano Deore drivetrain and Novatec Sealed hubs that will roll smoothly over any obstacle. This solid version of Furan is available for INR 1,10,000.
5: “The Best Value for Money” Cross-Country Bike | Specialized Chisel Expert – 1x
Specialized is one of the most recognizable bike brand with some of the best bikes in their arsenal. Chisel Expert is no exception. It’s one of the finest looking XC bikes out there with a fine finish alloy frame equipped with RockShox Reba RL 29 solo air fork giving 100mm travel good enough for those fast stage races. 11 speed Sram GX drive and Sram Level brakes are proven and reliable on race circuits as well as daily usage.
Specialized Chisel Expert is priced apprx at INR 1,30,000 and could be a great deal for serious riders who prefers to enjoy riding and racing.