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This is one of our latest lists. We’re working hard to add more mountain bikes to this list when we find ones we’d happily recommend. Enjoy the list as it is and check back for updates soon!

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Muddyfox Toronto 26" Mountain Bike Muddyfox Toronto 26″ Mountain Bike

Rating: 4.5

The gears are a breeze to work with and the dual suspension really does the job well. Buy On Amazon
Arden Trail Mountain Bike Review Arden Trail Mountain Bike

Rating: 4.0

The Arden Trail mountain bike has a classic road bike look about it. Buy On Amazon
Raleigh Activ Flyte II Mountain Bike Review Raleigh Activ Flyte II Mountain Bike

Rating: 4.1

The gear shifts are smooth and the combination of components really does work well. Buy On Amazon
Boss Colt Mountain Bike Review Boss Colt Mountain Bike

Rating: 4.2

Overall this bike is a eye catching masterpiece with superb components. Buy On Amazon
Muddyfox Recoil Mountain Bike Review Muddyfox Recoil Mountain Bike

Rating: 4.1

The Muddyfox Recoil mountain bike is a great example of mountain biking under a tight budget. Buy On Amazon
BOSS Venom Mountain Bike Review BOSS Venom Mountain Bike

Rating: 4.5

This bike is great, it’s a chunky beast who’s suspension can offer some serious protection Buy On Amazon
Raleigh Activ Spectre Mountain Bike Review Raleigh Activ Spectre Mountain Bike

Rating: 4.3

This bike is great, it’s a chunky beast who’s suspension can offer some serious protection Buy On Amazon
BOSS Ice Mountain Bike Review BOSS Ice Mountain Bike

Rating: 4.3

Fun, quirky and keeps the rider comfortable. Buy On Amazon
BEIOU Hardtail Mountain Bike BEIOU Hardtail Mountain Bike

Rating: 4.5

High Cost-performance, Designed for Cycling Enthusiasts and Professional Athletes. Buy On Amazon
BEIOU Toray Mountain Bike Review BEIOU Toray Mountain Bike

Rating: 4.5

Great aesthetics, comfort and value for money. Buy On Amazon
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Muddyfox Toronto 26" Mountain Bike Muddyfox Toronto 26″ Mountain Bike

Rating: 4.5

Buy On Amazon
Arden Trail Mountain Bike Review Arden Trail Mountain Bike

Rating: 4.0

Buy On Amazon
Raleigh Activ Flyte II Mountain Bike Review Raleigh Activ Flyte II Mountain Bike

Rating: 4.1

Buy On Amazon
Boss Colt Mountain Bike Review Boss Colt Mountain Bike

Rating: 4.2

Buy On Amazon
Muddyfox Recoil Mountain Bike Review Muddyfox Recoil Mountain Bike

Rating: 4.1

Buy On Amazon
BOSS Venom Mountain Bike Review BOSS Venom Mountain Bike

Rating: 4.5

Buy On Amazon
Raleigh Activ Spectre Mountain Bike Review Raleigh Activ Spectre Mountain Bike

Rating: 4.3

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BOSS Ice Mountain Bike Review BOSS Ice Mountain Bike

Rating: 4.3

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BEIOU Hardtail Mountain Bike BEIOU Hardtail Mountain Bike

Rating: 4.5

Buy On Amazon
BEIOU Toray Mountain Bike Review BEIOU Toray Mountain Bike

Rating: 4.5

Buy On Amazon

Best Mountain Bikes of 2018

Muddyfox Toronto 26″ Mountain Bike

Muddyfox Toronto 26" Mountain Bike
Body: 4.5
Brakes: 4.4
Tyres: 4.4
Ride: 4.6
Overall: 4.5

The Muddyfox Toronto 26″ mountain bike is amazing. I have given this bike a thorough test and I have to applaud Muddyfox for their efforts. This bike is a great machine so where do I start. Once a complete inspection was completed on this bike (get a trained professional to take a look once you’ve purchased it if you aren’t confident in doing so yourself) I took it off road and it has some of the best brakes I have ever used on a mountain bike.

Arden Trail Mountain Bike

Arden Trail Mountain Bike Review
Body: 4.1
Brakes: 4.0
Tyres: 4.1
Ride: 3.9
Overall: 4.0

The bikes frame is made of hi-tensile steel, it’s strong enough to take a beating off road yet as mentioned above has a minimal, classic look to it. The handlebars are straight and quite comfortable, the bike even comes with a bell for those of you planning on politely passing pedestrians. The handlebars are equipped with easy to use twist grip gear levers  as well as standard brake levers. The gear system of choice on the Arden Trail mountain bike is a 21 speed Shimano one. This is enhanced with a rear Shimano dereailleur system for improved shifting.

Raleigh Activ Flyte II Mountain Bike

Raleigh Activ Flyte II Mountain Bike Review
Body: 4.2
Brakes: 4.1
Tyres: 4.2
Ride: 4.1
Overall: 4.1

The Raleigh Activ Flyte II mountain bike has a 19 inch steel frame. The frame comes in black with red & silver shapes and the bikes model ‘Activ’ decals dotted around the frame itself. This gives the bikes design a bit more going on when up close but from a distance it looks pretty much black all over. The black theme doesn’t stop there, the adjustable handlebars are black, as well as the hand grips, Shimano twist grip styled gear shifters and brake levers. The handlebars are comfortable to use and can be adjusted to your ideal level.

The Shimano twist grip shifters are linked up to a Shimano 18 speed gear system. To help maintain a smooth transition between gears the Raleigh Activ Flyte II mountain bike comes complete with a Shimano derailleur. Overall the gear shifts are smooth and the combination of components really does work well. I’m really impressed with the shifting system on this bike and would applaud whoever designed it, job well done.

Boss Colt Mountain Bike

Boss Colt Mountain Bike Review
Body: 4.3
Brakes: 4.1
Tyres: 4.2
Ride: 4.4
Overall: 4.2

The front suspension mountain bike comes with a strong Hi-tensile steel frame that is primarily red, black with splashes of white. The red vibe doesn’t stop there, the Boss branded colour printed MTB saddle with a 300mm adjustable seat post also comes in the the red, black and white design. The adjustable saddle doesn’t just look the part either, it’s comfortable to sit on. The Boss Colt mountain bikes continues the eye catching colour scheme on the wheels as well.

The Hi tensile steel frame is great however a little on the heavy side. If you’re looking for a lightweight racing bike then perhaps a road bike is more up your street but in the mountain bike genre 20kgs isn’t the end of the world. The suspension system is great and really impressive considering the price, it soaks up the bumps off road and allows for a smooth experience when riding on the road. Considering the suspension fork is Zoom branded you can rest assured it will continue to deliver.

Muddyfox Recoil Mountain Bike

Muddyfox Recoil Mountain Bike Review
Body: 4.1
Brakes: 4.0
Tyres: 4.0
Ride: 4.2
Overall: 4.1

The 18″ steel dual suspension mountain bike frame comes in black with white and blue prints scattered across it. The suspension from forks, MTB handlebars and handlebar stem are all steel. They match the design of the bike well, the handlebar stem is finished in black which matches the frame and the front fork is chrome which gives the bike a complementary colour. The Muddyfox Recoil is armed with 18 speed Shimano Tourney gears and Revoshift shifters. This gives the bike an easy transition between gears and works great. The Steel Chainset seems suitable for off road biking and has had no complaints from any of our team.

Editors Choice

BOSS Venom Mountain Bike

BOSS Venom Mountain Bike Review
Body: 4.5
Brakes: 4.3
Tyres: 4.4
Ride: 4.5
Overall: 4.5

The handlebars are black and match the top half of the frame, they have twist grip styled gear shifters for easy access without having to lose grip on the handlebars mid ride. The Raleigh Activ Spectre mountain bike also has standard brake levers on either side of the handlebars. The twist grip gear shifters provide access to the Shimano 18 speed gear system. As with many Raleigh Activ bikes a Shimano derailleur has been added to try and smooth out the transition between gears. It works a treat, shifting gears is smooth and effortless.

The brakes on the Raleigh Activ Spectre mountain bike are standard v-type brakes, however are more than effective in terms of safely stopping the bike quickly. The brakes have good quality brake pads so should be good enough for the near future, however the longevity of the brake pads will depend on how extreme you will be braking of course. The wheels on the Raleigh Activ Spectre mountain bike are 26″, they come with quite chunky non-branded tyres, from first impressions these tyres seem good enough, however only time will tell, perhaps you’ll choose to upgrade them but I don’t think you’ll need to worry initially.

Raleigh Activ Spectre Mountain Bike

Raleigh Activ Spectre Mountain Bike Review
Body: 4.4
Brakes: 4.1
Tyres: 4.3
Ride: 4.3
Overall: 4.3

The handlebars are black and match the top half of the frame, they have twist grip styled gear shifters for easy access without having to lose grip on the handlebars mid ride. The Raleigh Activ Spectre mountain bike also has standard brake levers on either side of the handlebars. The twist grip gear shifters provide access to the Shimano 18 speed gear system. As with many Raleigh Activ bikes a Shimano derailleur has been added to try and smooth out the transition between gears. It works a treat, shifting gears is smooth and effortless.

The brakes on the Raleigh Activ Spectre mountain bike are standard v-type brakes, however are more than effective in terms of safely stopping the bike quickly. The brakes have good quality brake pads so should be good enough for the near future, however the longevity of the brake pads will depend on how extreme you will be braking of course. The wheels on the Raleigh Activ Spectre mountain bike are 26″, they come with quite chunky non-branded tyres, from first impressions these tyres seem good enough, however only time will tell, perhaps you’ll choose to upgrade them but I don’t think you’ll need to worry initially.

BOSS Ice Mountain Bike

BOSS Ice Mountain Bike Review
Body: 4.5
Brakes: 4.4
Tyres: 4.0
Ride: 4.4
Overall: 4.3

The bike has a full suspension and dual mudguard system. The front fork is orange to match the vivid areas of the bike. I’m a big fan of the colour scheme and I’m glad to report that the bike rides as well as it looks, if not better. The Boss Ice mountain bike saddle is very comfortable and looks great with it’s black, white and orange design. The seat post is adjustable to cater for all heights. The Boss Ice bike’s handlebars are also adjustable and give access to the 18 speed Shimano gear system. The Boss Ice mountain bike also has a Shimano rear derailleur to help make the gear changes issues through the micro-shift rotational shifters as smooth as possible.

The brakes on the Boss Ice mountain bike are disc brakes, which is exceptional value considering the price of the bike. The bike has front and rear Zoom disc brakes for high performance braking. The brakes are very responsive and more than fit the requirements of this mountain bike.

BEIOU Hardtail Mountain Bike

BEIOU Hardtail Mountain Bike
Body: 4.7
Brakes: 4.5
Tyres: 4.3
Ride: 4.6
Overall: 4.5

The bikes handlebars are home to a Shimano Deore 610 shift system giving easy access to change the 30 speed gears at will. The brake levers on the Beiou Hardtail mountain bike are top quality Shimano M355’s and connect to a very impressive hydraulic disc braking system. All the cabling that leads to and from the brakes and gears are internal to avoid any problems while riding and also increase the bikes aerodynamic rating. When paired to the bikes light weight it means that the bike glides with very little effort so makes for a multipurpose mountain and road bike.

The Beiou Hardtail’s saddle is very thin when looking side on. This doesn’t affect the comfort so nothing really to worry about. The saddle post is adjustable so the bike can handle riders of different heights. The saddle is nicely finished with a red and white stripe.

BEIOU Toray Mountain Bike

BEIOU Toray Mountain Bike Review
Body: 4.7
Brakes: 4.4
Tyres: 4.3
Ride: 4.4
Overall: 4.5

The Beiou Toray mountain bike comes in a variety of colours ranging from red and black through to white. My personal favourite is the latter, the white Beiou Toray mountain bike is very impressive. It’s simplicity matched with the chunky frame reminds me of BMX bikes, all it needs to complete the look would be some pegs on either wheel. As mentioned before, the frame is quite chunky without looking out of place, the white background colour is broken up by black decals of the brand name ‘Beiou’. The frame is made of light and very strong carbon fibre. The seat post and handlebars are also carbon fibre which means the bike weighs very little. 

The Toray has a front suspension fork to help lessen the blow of any bumps the rider would otherwise feel the full impact of. The saddle is a sleek design with a white streak to break up the plain black design. The seat post is adjustable so the bike will suit most riders. The handlebars are also adjustable and lend access to the Shimano Altus 370 gear shifters as well as the brake pedals. Both are easy to use and offer smooth yet effective control of the bikes speed.

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