There are plenty of fantastic mountain bikes available for under £500 - and at Westbrook Cycles, in working with the very best mountain bike manufacturers, we have confidence in each and every bike that we supply.
Although some visitors to the site will be underwhelmed by the appearance of our mountain bikes under £500 - it’s for good reason. At Westbrook we only supply mountain bikes that we know work in the field, and provide a reliable and enjoyable riding experience. Even the cheapest mountain bikes within the range are manufactured by companies which design and manufacture mountain bikes which win world class competitions. All of the bikes available at under £500 also benefit from ‘trickle down’ technology which means that even the cheapest bikes within the collection, benefit from technology and geometry which has trickled down the range from the manufacturers most expensive mountain bikes.
This range is made up exclusively of hardtail mountain bikes, which will no doubt disappoint cyclists looking to purchase a full suspension mountain bike. The reason why we do not stock any full suspension mountain bikes is simple - it’s not possible to manufacture a full suspension bike at this price point, which performs when out on the trails - therefore, we will not supply them.
The hardtail mountain bikes above have been handpicked from the following brands: Scott, Cannondale, Giant and GT. These bikes are perfect for all kinds of activities, from mountain biking - to commuting bikes.
You can view the full range here, and if you have any questions about the collection - please do just get in touch and we will be more than happy to answer any questions that you may have. All of our staff have extensive experience across mountain biking, and mountain biking brands - so can recommend bikes with confidence.
A thousand pounds, often referred to as a ‘Grand’ is one of the most common budgets we hear of at Westbrook Cycles when it comes to the purchase of a new mountain bike - which is why we have collated the very best bikes available to buy online, from £500-£1000.
In the ever changing and evolving world of mountain bikes, a thousand pounds can easily be a budget for a first bike - or someone getting into mountain biking after a break. Often, a thousand pounds is the budget set by mountain bikers looking to purchase their second or third mountain bike, which features increased performance and quality.
The good news is, that this price range is absolutely stacked with quality bikes which are a joy to ride. The majority of bikes in this price bracket available from us are hardtail mountain bikes, simply because full suspension bikes that are manufactured by our suppliers do not fall into the sub £1000 category - this is because all of the bikes that we supply have been designed to excel at their chosen levels of performance and activity - and sub £1k full suspension bikes would not be able to cope with the demands placed upon them by our customers.
Many of these hardtail mountain bikes however are trail focussed, so have beefier suspension and components to deal with rough riding - thanks to the absence of rear suspension, these bikes make excellent progress cross country - providing a quick and enjoyable ride.
The components found on these bikes at this kind of price point are also better, providing a more enjoyable and slicker riding experience, benefiting everything from gear changes across to braking performance.
If you have any questions about the range, you can just get in touch and we will be more than happy to advise wherever we can. All of our team have extensive experience across all of the bike brands that we supply, alongside their own mountain bike experience - so can recommend a bike to suit your exact requirements.
A budget of between £1k and £2k is a fantastic budget to have - and at this price point, mountain bikers have pretty much the pick of the bunch with regards to the best mountain bike they can choose for their own riding requirements and preferences.
Although other budgets have limited the choice of mountain bikes to hardtail mountain bikes, a budget of up to £2,000 opens up the world of full suspension mountain bikes from the world’s leading bike brands, such as Scott and GT.
As well as opening up different types of mountain bike suspension, mountain bikes within this range also benefit from the addition of new and innovative lightweight materials - and you can find carbon fibre mountain bikes within this range. This incredibly lightweight material can absolutely transform mountain bike performance, allowing the biker to enjoy the lightest possible frame and bike for fantastic cross country performance.
Another fantastic thing about this price point is the very clear ‘trickle down’ technology from the most expensive mountain bikes within the bike manufacturers range. Bikes under £2k often have the same frame design as much more expensive bikes, but with cheaper components - meaning that if you are willing to upgrade your mountain bike as you go, you can end up with a top level mountain bike for less.
The main choice here for customers, is to decide between a hardtail mountain bike or a full suspension bike - in our experience, the full suspension bikes at this price point are all good - but the hardtail mountain bikes, which are easier and cheaper to produce - are really exceptional, with excellent suspension and components.
A budget between £2k and £5k can secure a massive number of excellent mountain bikes, ranging from carbon fibre hardtail mountain bikes designed to cover as much ground as quickly as possible, right across to carbon fibre full suspension mountain bikes that are designed to take massive hits, smashing down trails in the shortest possible time frame.
As well as different types of bike being available within the range, all bike manufacturers also have mountain bikes available in this price bracket, including specialist brands such as Mondraker - the spanish firm who only design and manufacture mountain bikes.
The bikes in this price bracket benefit from the very best in mountain bike components and design, with excellent geometry which means tackling more complex and difficult terrain is easier than ever. As well as being designed to inspire confidence, these bikes have also been designed to be easier than ever to live with and ride - dropper seat posts allow for quick adjustment on seat height, and suspension adjustments can also be carried out on the fly - allowing for responsive and most importantly, enjoyable riding.
Components on the bikes within this range are also spot on, providing excellent stopping performance thanks to disc brakes ready for all weather braking, and smooth and reliable gear changes and riding from top quality groupsets.
Regardless whether you are using your mountain bike for competitions, or just for recreational use - spending more on a bike is absolutely the best way to get the most out of each and every journey - leaving you buzzed for the next time out on the bike. Whatever your chosen terrain, from downhill trails to fire road cross country, we have you covered.
You can view the full range of sub £5k mountain bikes here, and as always - if you have any questions about the range, please do get in touch and we will be happy to answer any questions and discuss your exact requirements with you. All of our team have extensive experience in mountain biking, and internal and external training across all of the mountain bike brands that we supply - meaning that we are pretty good at matching you to the best bike for your requirements.
At Westbrook Cycles, we stock and supply an excellent range of mountain bikes towards the higher end of the budget range - these bikes are not just gimmicks, these bikes are ridden by the world’s best riders, and the range of mountain bikes below have been used to win multiple world titles, across all kinds of mountain biking disciplines.
These bikes have been heavily engineered to provide the very best performance, and the range encompasses super lightweight carbon fibre framed hardtail and full suspension cross country mountain bikes for race winning speed and performance, alongside a range of downhill mountain bikes which have been designed to get you down trails as quickly as humanly possible.
Bikes within this price bracket are usually engineered from super tough and super lightweight carbon fibre and these lightweight frames are twinned up with the world’s best mountain bike components - making braking performance, gear changes and riding performance smooth, enjoyable and efficient.
Some of the most popular bikes within this range include the Mondraker Foxy and F-Podium, the Giant XTC hardtail mountain bike as well as the Giant Anthem Advanced Full Suspension Mountain Bike. The full range can be found here, and if you have any questions about the collection - please do get in touch and we will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.