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Best Mountain Bikes for Recreational Riding

Mountain Biking is one of the very best recreational hobbies that you can do, getting you outside in the fresh air - whilst getting you fitter and stronger in the process. Mountain Biking does not have to be how the media portray it either, it does not have to be incredibly fast, and dangerous - it can be relaxing, and can be the very best way in seeing the great outdoors.

Mountain Biking does not have to be an extreme sport and instead, each ride can and should be savoured - much in the same way that a road ride can be. Those looking for a mountain bike to enjoy recreational riding however, are undoubtedly spoilt for choice and it can be difficult in deciding which bike is right for leisurely rides out, and it can be difficult in knowing exactly how much to spend.

At Westbrook Cycles, we always recommend a good quality hardtail mountain bike for customers looking for the best mountain bike for leisurely rides, as well as for those looking to get into mountain biking for the first time.

There are a few different reasons for us recommending a hardtail mountain bike. Firstly, hardtail mountain bikes are the cheapest type of mountain bike to buy - and provide the very best value for money. All of the hardtail mountain bikes that we stock are chosen from manufacturers which we know and trust to build the very highest quality mountain bikes, ensuring that our customers enjoy the very best riding experience, every time they ride.

Another reason why hardtail mountain bikes are preferable to full suspension bikes is that they are easier to ride, and the best bike to ride for making progress across gentler off road conditions. Having front suspension only, finds the right balance between comfort and the ability to make good progress.

All of the big bike manufacturers cater for the recreational and leisure market, and we have some fantastic bikes available at a great price point for our customers to enjoy. The bikes we have included below all come in at a price point below £400.

Some of our favourites include:

Scott Aspect 980 Hardtail Mountain Bike (2020)

Lightweight and efficient, this bike features top quality components from Syncros. It’s the ideal choice for those looking for an entry level mountain bike, perfect for recreational use. It’s available to purchase online now.


GT Bicycles Aggressor Sport Hardtail Mountain Bike - Midnight Blue (2020)

Available at an excellent price point below £350, this bike from GT provides high quality components and design - at an excellent price.


Giant ATX3 Hardtail Mountain Bike (2020)

Ideal for everything from canal paths across forest tracks and fire roads - this bike features great styling and a good design, backed up with high quality components.


Recreational Mountain Bikes from Westbrook Cycles

At Westbrook, we are proud to stock and supply an excellent range of mountain bikes perfect for recreational use, you can view the full range across the site - and if you have any questions about the perfect bike for your exact requirements, please do get in touch and we will be more than happy to help.

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