Looking for a new bike to cheer you up in lockdown?
On the hunt for a new mountain bike for under two grand? Here’s a special edition of Dirty Deals for you this week. Grab yourself a new ride!
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Rockrider AM 100 HT 27.5 was £949.99, now £749.99
Save 21%! Rockrider ain’t ever going to win any desirability or glamour points. It’s a Decathlon bike and that’s just how fashion works we guess. And turth be told, a lot of the time Rockriders don’t really cut it on the trails. But this bike is different. A capable 66° head angle paired with an impressive build kit (Michelin 2.6in tyres, 103mm RockShox fork, dropper post, SRAM NX drivetrain…). It’s a little on the short side reach-wise so we’d advise szing up from your usual size.
Boardman MTR 8.6 was £1100, now £1000
Save £100! Boardman’s Bossnut beater. Well, maybe not. The MTR doesn’t quite wrestle the budget bounce crown away from the mighty Calibre Bossnut but it’s still a damn good full suspension bike for around a thousand quid. It lacks a dropper post and still rocks a front mech and 2x system. But it’s a sound starting point for happy mountain biking.
Calibre Bossnut was £1500, now £1100
Save 27%! Speaking of Bossnuts… here you go. There’s not really a whole lot more to say about this iconic People’s Champion full susser. Perhaps the only thing left to say is that… this may be your last chance to buy one.
Bombtrack Beyond+ 1 was £1849, now £1572
Save 15%! Something a bit different. If you’re looking for your next N+! bike, something to add a little bit of spice to your local loop and/or offer up a whole new riding experience to your sual full suspension trail bike… here’s the Beyond+ from Bombtrack. Fully rigid and making the most of its voluminous 27.5 x 2.8in tyres. Less is more.
Kona Big Honzo ST was £2295, now £1881
Save 18%! Kona do cult bikes like no one else. The Honzo is most definitely a cult bike. It’s an aggressive hardtail that has plenty of fans out there who don’t mind paying a little bit more for the Kona special sauce. It comes supplied as a 2.8in tyre-d 27.5 wheel bike but will happily accept 29in regular hoops as and when. Two bikes in one, potentially.
Trek Slash 8 was £2700, now £1890
Save 30%! “Slash 8 is an aluminium enduro mountain bike with fast-rolling 29er wheels, a 160 mm RockShox fork and Trek’s exclusive RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft shock. Smart spec, high-end suspension and the burly Alpha Aluminium frame make Slash 8 a high-value ride for enduro racers and all-around trail rippers”. NB: Medium only.
Dirty Deals don’t last forever
The intrinsic nature of sales is that they don’t last forever. They are on for a limited time; either the stock sells out and there’s none left, or the price goes back up again once the sales promotion is over. In other words, check the date when this story was published (see top of page, publication dates is listed next to the author name) to see when these deals were announced and act fast.