A Mountain Bicycle or MTB is a bicycle that is engineered and designed for off-road cycling. MTBs have a cult following amongst adrenaline Junkies. MTBs can be used on the road as well as they share similar characteristics with other types of Bicycles. However, they have do have some unique features that allow them to perform as they on off-road terrain. They include the following features:
- A suspension system to absorb bumps (Front or Full suspension)
- Large Knobby Tires
- Stronger and more durable Wheels capable of absorbing shocks
- Lower gear ratios to tackle steep grades with poor traction
If you are looking to buy a new Mountain Bicycle and have a budget of Rs. 30,000 to Rs. 45,000, we urge you to consider the following cycles.
Built on GiantÛªs AlUXX Aluminium frame, the Revel 2 offers a smooth and comfortable ride on gravel roads or paths. The plush suspension forks soak up most of the undulations on the road. The Revel 2 is a safe choice for a novice rider.
The Scott Aspect 960 is an excellent hardtail MTB and is also priced competitively. The Aspect 960 is light, comfortable and makes a compelling case for Novice riders.
The Cannondale Catalyst 4 is an entry level MTB that is targeted at those looking to enter the realm of mountain biking. The versatile drivetrain and the lightweight Aluminium frame on the Catalyst 4 make it the ideal first trail machine.
Hero cycleÛªs Urban Trail brand makes excellent MTB bicycles that are available at affordable prices. The UT ET3 is one such cycle. It is loaded with features like Front and Rear Disc brakes, Shimano Acera shifters and SR Suntour front suspension.
The Karakoram Sport is a hardtail 29ER from GT that delivers great performance on the trail at a reasonable price. The lightweight Aluminium frame make the Karakoram Sport agile, which gives you confidence to ride on any trail.
ScottÛªs Aspect series of MTBs has won accolades all over the world. Equipped with features like a lockout mechanism for the fork, front and rear disc brakes and Synchros components, the Scott Aspect 950 is the weapon of choice for Novice riders.
The Xtrada 3 is an extremely capable MTB and is loaded with useful features and technology. The Xtrada 3 comes with a hydro formed top tube, hydraulic disc brakes and Suntour front suspension with 100mm of travel.
Equipped with agile and highly manoeuvrable 27.5 inch wheels, the Focus Whistle Elite has the looks and equipment to tackle any trail. For the price, you get sport alloy frame, Suntour front suspension with 100mm travel, Shimano 8-speed shifters and Continental X-king tires.
åÊThe Giant Rincon Disc is light, affordable and offers a comfortable rider. Despite being an entry level MTB as well, the Rincon Disc is positioned slightly above the more affordable Revel 2 due to its superior components. The Aluminium frame and Kenda off-road tires imparts ruggedness to the Rincon.
The Cannondale Trail 6 is the most expensive bicycle on the this list. The mid-level Trail 6 is built on a sturdy frame than can take considerable abuse from aggressive trails. The 27.5-inch wheels offer good manoeuvrability and the Promax Solve disc brakes have good bite.åÊ