Best Under £1000 Mountain Bikes

A £1,000 is a fantastic budget for a hardtail mountain bike and once you accept you are not going to spend multiple thousands of pounds on a dream mountain bike, you can search for and enjoy a bargain of a mountain bike which is available under four figures.

At this budget and price point, buyers should be looking to buy a high quality hardtail mountain bike, from one of the world’s leading bike brands, such as Scott and Cannondale. These bikes have ‘trickle down’ technology from the world’s most expensive mountain bikes, and have been designed using the very best components and materials, including carbon fibre.

Whether you are looking for an entry level bike at around £500, or maximising the budget to the full £1,000 - here are some of our top mountain bikes around the £1,000 point.

Scott Scale 970 Hardtail Mountain Bike

The Scott Scale 970 is an excellent quality hardtail mountain bike, which is equipped with SRAM components - with 12 speed drivetrain and Rockshox Forks with lockout technology. It’s available to buy at £1,099:


Scott Scale 980 Hardtail Mountain Bike

Using a 12 Speed Shimano Drivetrain, as well as Suntour Fork with remote lockout - this hardtail mountain bike, available at a purchase point of just £899 provides excellent performance across an array of terrain.

Cannondale Trail SE 4 Hardtail Mountain Bike

The Cannondale Trail SE hardtail mountain bike boasts a lightweight aluminium frame, with big wheels, big front fork travel and plenty of aggressive styling and geometry. This bike is available to purchase at £895.