Entry-Mid Level Mountain Bikes
Mountain bikes at this specification have benefited enormously from material and component advancements that have filtered down from the very top of the sport. In fact, these bikes are lighter – and function more efficiently – than the models that leading professionals were using in the early 1980s.
In particular, the suspension fork is far more sophisticated than would have been found on quite recent entry-level bikes. Lighter materials – aluminium is used for the frame, handlebar, and stem, and in some of the transmission parts – are also incorporated, and along with more effective gears and brakes, these are features resulting from high-end bike development.
With the addition of slick tyres and mudguards, this bike would easily convert to a rugged commuter bike. Day touring is also suitable for this bike, since it incorporates pannier rack bosses.