Mountain bikes cover a whole range of disciplines and as such suit a very varied range of rider. For example, a downhill bike suits the adrenaline junkies who will sit and plod up a mountain side only to come hurtling back down at breakneck speed. Yet a hardtail MTB can as well be used by someone just meandering along forest trails, canal towpaths etc as they can be for shredding singletracks or across country. The type of bike that you purchase should best suit the terrain that you can expect to ride over during your frequent rides. By this we mean that a downhill bike that is quick / heavy due to the frame being reinforced to take the stresses of speedy descents and the massive fork shocks, is not best suited to riding along a forest trail or singletrack. So, choosing the right bike for you is critical to getting the most out of your rides.
Like most types of bikes, the price can be as much or as little as you wish to spend. Sub £500 you can expect to receive a chromoly frame with parts that are of usable quality but will wear out more quickly. The higher the budget the better the quality of kit that will be fitted to the bike and this better, quality kit will perform better and last longer. Realistically a decent beginner/ middle of the road MTB will cost in the region of £1000-£2000, this would ensure a decent, robust frame, good quality forks and a decent set of wheels. For a really good quality MTB you can expect to spend in the region of £2000-£5000 and this would ensure that the bike is supplied with the best quality kit. Bikes in this price bracket will also be packed full of technology and will also be as light as possible.
Spend £350 or more with us, and you can apply to spread the cost with our finance partner V12*. You can choose how much deposit you want to pay - whether it's half the cost or nothing at all.
Classic Finance (14.9% APR Representative) is available over 24 months or 36 months with a minimum spend of £350.
0% APR Interest-free finance is available over six months with a minimum spend of £350 or 12 months with a minimum spend of £2500.
0% APR Interest Finance is available on all Ribble bikes with the exception of Special Offer / Special Edition and Clearance bikes.
*Subject to status. Terms and conditions apply.