Recently we released our top 7 high-end mountain bikes for over £2000, but if they stretch the purses strings just a smidge too far then we have 8 amazing mid-priced steeds to see you through miles of trail blazing fun.
2016 looks set to be an exciting year for women’s mountain biking. Big brand manufacturers are releasing more and more women’s specific bikes to cover a wide range of budgets and skill levels. Even the competitive season ahead looks to be an exciting one with Rachel Atherton’s move to Trek as she prepares to defend her World Champion title.
If you want a beast machine of a bike that will effortlessly slay any trail you point it at, you’ll have to pay for it and that could be thousands of pounds. However, if you’re looking for something durable, fun and versatile, or you’re just after to upgrade, then up to £2k will get you plenty of bang for your buck. Here are some of our top picks…
Made in Britain, Orange bikes have been on the scene for many years. Renowed for their simple and heardy engineering, this hard-tail is a nice piece of bike.
The 27.5″ (650b) ride is fitted with gold RockShox XC30 forks which offer a playful 120mm of travel. Fitted with a Shimano Deore groupset, this hard-tail is built for both trail shredding adventures, and long-journeys on the saddle. The longer top tube, and shorter stem combo provides better weight distribution and riding position which is essential for those XC rides.
If you did have a little budget left in the pot, it would be an idea to add a dropper post for uninterrupted riding, and consider upgrading the Shimano M506 brake set-up, to a Shimano XT system.