The Best Mountain Bikes
  • 2022-01-24

The Best Mountain Bikes

If you are big on outdoors and cycling, then you already know that mountain bikes are great for different kinds of terrains. Mountain biking is a challenging activity, but it is also quite fun. It is an activity that you can do both to keep fit and to enjoy some quality time in nature with your friends or family. The type of suspension and wheel diameter are two important factors that decide what kind of terrain a bike can handle.

What to look for in a mountain bike


Getting the right bike fit is essential. The sizes of mountain bikes are available in small, medium, and large. If you are on the edge of the bike, get a size down to help you get more control and flexibility when riding the bike. If you are looking for more stability, get a size up. Try out the bike before you purchase it to make sure that it is a good fit.

Wheel size

Wheel size is one of the things you need to look at before you purchase a mountain bike. It could either be 29 inches, 27.5 inches, or 26 inches. There was a time when 26 inches were the standard but the popularity of larger wheel sizes has increased. Though 29 inch wheels are better for bigger terrain, they tend to be harder to handle compared to smaller wheel sizes.


Comfort is important when it comes to a mountain bike, especially if it is one you will be riding frequently. There are some mountain bike frame structures that absorb the harshness of rough trails.

Bike style

Mountain Bikes can be placed into four categories which include cross country, trail, downhill and all-mountain. Cross country bikes are built for speed and efficiency, while trail bikes are great for rides with many ups and downs. Downhill bikes are suited for steep terrains while all mountain or enduro bikes are good on gnarly trails.

Here are the best mountain bikes in 2021

  1. Schwinn Moab 3 Adult Mountain Bike

This mountain bike is ideal for someone who wants to do some serious XC mountain bike riding. The Schwinn Moab 3 Adult Mountain Bike has an N'LITENED 2 aluminum frame. It also features an SR Suntour XCT30 DS 100mm fork that gives it a responsive and lightweight ride.

This mountain bike has hydraulic disc brakes that in the right riding conditions will deliver excellent stopping performance.  You get precise gear shifts that are also quick from the SR Suntour XCE crank in a 24 speed drivetrain. This mountain bike is also durable due to the WTB SX 19 rim with alloy disc hubs that. It has 2.25" wide knobs tires that provide more stability when riding by adding off-road traction.

What we liked about it:

  • Hydraulic disc brakes
  • Aluminum frame
  • Rim with alloy disc brakes
  • 29 inch wheel size
  1. Hiland 26 Inch Mountain Bike

This mountain bike is ideal if you need to take rides every day such as to work, school, or for cross country rides or carry special loads. It has a frame size of 17 inches and a wheel size of 17 inches. The brake system of the Hiland 26 Inch Mountain Bike has a double disc brake that gives you a strong and stable braking force. You get to be in control through every situation thanks to the Shimano 21-speed gearbox.

Other than the high functionality offered by this mountain bike, it is also a real eye catcher. The high quality painted finish and integrated wheels on this mountain bike ensure that it leaves a lasting impression.  The bike is 84% pre-assembled and comes with all the required assembly tools. It is ideal for riders between 5' and 6' because of its 17" frame size.

What we liked about it:

  • Double disc brake
  • High quality
  • Integrated wheels
  • 21-speed gearbox
  1. Mongoose Dolomite Men's Fat Tire Mountain Bike

This mountain bike is what you need to conquer any off-road trail with ease. It features supersized all-terrain knobby tires and a steel frame to make it possible to ride over any terrain. It comes with a threadless headset that can be adjusted by the rider to different heights. The bike has strong, lightweight alloy rims to keep the weight down and enable added performance and speed. You get to ride comfortably and safely because of the beach cruiser pedals with front and rear disc brakes.

The rear derailleur on the Mongoose Dolomite Men's Fat Tire Mountain Bike has seven speeds to make it easier to climb hills. The bike has twist shifters to make it easy and smooth to shift or change gears when riding. The suspension type on this bike is rigid and is ideal for adult riders who are 5'6" to 6' tall.

What we liked about it:

  • Threadless headset
  • Beach cruiser pedals
  • Rear derailleur
  • Front and rear disc brakes
  1. Sirdar S-700 S-800 26/29 inch  Mountain Bike for Adult and Youth

This mountain bike features a 27 speed derailleur where it is a finger type shifter 3 rears front derailleur and 9 rears derailleur.  This makes it easier to accelerate and pedal, as well as offers effortless handling of uphill and downhill slopes. You get to go on faster speeds on smooth roads. The bike also provides excellent performance where the 26" tire can handle hilly terrain. The gear change is smooth and awesome and is perfect for wasteland and mountain riding.  There is added control and safety provided by the rear double disc brakes.

The Sirdar mountain bike has an aluminum alloy body that makes it quite lightweight in comparison to steel frame bikes. It has rust roof high carbon steel parts that offer rolling momentum.  An adult can carry this bike on their shoulder as it is 37.47lb. 95% of this bike has been assembled and the rest of the parts are easy to assemble.

What we liked about it:

  • Lightweight
  • Front and rear double disc brakes
  • Easy to assemble
  • 27 speed derailleur