In all honesty, you cant buy a real mountain bike for $200-300. However, If your just tooling around, and casually riding trails, you can buy a Giant boulder for $270. This is a real mountain bike brand and widely respected for there bikes. I have a Giant AC, which is much more expensive($2,800) and I have not had one problem with it for 4 years now. Belive me, dont buy a Mongoose, or Huffy with "fake disk brakes" that are priced around $200. These brakes are for show only and provide horrible stoping. Another thing to discourage the ese types of bikes is the cheap, and sometimes pathetic build quality. You will end up paying more on the bike repairing it, that you spent buying it. Believe me.
Personal experience and vast mountain biking knoledge
· 1 decade ago