Starting Mountain Biking During Coronavirus

Although Coronavirus is one of the most devastating health pandemics the world has ever seen, it’s had a few strange consequences.

There is less traffic on the road than ever before, pollution levels are down - and people working from home, or have been furloughed - have more spare time than usual to spend time with family. It’s a time when people can rediscover hobbies and spend time concentrating on themselves. 

At Westbrook, we have seen a massive increase in the sales of bikes - and for good reason. Now is one of the best times to rediscover cycling - in either mountain biking or road biking form. Mountain biking, and cycling in general has always been encouraged during the lockdown as a permitted form of exercise - and getting out on a mountain bike is one of the best ways to look after your physical and mental health during lockdown and social distancing. 

We have a massive array of mountain bikes for sale which are absolutely perfect for people looking to take up mountain biking and get fit, during lockdown. The bikes that we supply are at a slightly higher price point than some of the most entry level bikes available - but this is for good reason. We only stock and supply bikes from brands which we know and trust to design and manufacture bikes which perform as they should in the field, we never supply bikes which provide a poor performance or a sub-standard quality. 

For this reason, we only really ever recommend a hardtail mountain bike for beginner budgets - simply because it’s impossible to manufacture a full suspension mountain bike on the cheap if it is to provide any sort of level of performance. 

Below, are three of our personal favourite, and recommended hardtail mountain bikes.


Bergamont Revox 3 Hardtail Mountain Bike

This high quality mountain bike from Bergamont, provides the perfect platform for getting back into mountain biking. It’s been designed with plenty of trickle down technology from more expensive Bergamont mountain bikes, whilst still providing plenty of comfort and performance to enjoy wherever the trail takes you.

Scott Aspect 950 Hardtail Mountain Bike

The 950 is in our eyes, one of the very best value hardtail mountain bikes on sale. It’s the perfect way to get into mountain biking, providing a solid mountain biking platform - the components of which can be upgraded as time goes on if you so desire. 


Cannondale Trail 6 Hardtail Mountain Bike

The Cannondale Trail 6 Mountain Bike is one of best hardtail mountain bikes for beginners -it’s a bike which has been designed to be ridden hard - and the frame has been designed for high performance, thanks to an all new smartform alloy created by Cannondale.

You can view the full range of mountain bikes here, and as always - please do get in touch if you have any questions about the range. Although we are running with limited staff at the moment - we are still able to respond to email enquiries.