Good mountain bikes include the Devinci Spartan Carbon SX, the Jones 29+, the Lapierre Zesty Trail 829, the Niner Jet9 RDO and the Pivot Phoenix DH Carbon. Some economical mountain bikes include the Mongoose Impasse, the Mongoose Women’s Status and the Roadmaster Granite Peak Men’s mountain bike.
The Devinci Spartan Carbon SX has an angle of 65.8 degrees at the head tube that was built for descending and comes in four models ranging in price from $4,300 to $7,500 that includes a lifetime warranty, as of 2015. The Jones 29+ is equipped with 29-inch wheels, Surly Knard tires and a butted steel frame to increase comfort and grip, without sacrificing speed or steering.
The Lapierre Zesty Trail 829 features an electronic suspension system that increases efficiency on both ascent and descent. The Niner Jet9 RDO is made out of carbon to bring the weight down to 22.5 pounds. The Pivot Phoenix DH Carbon weighs just over 30 pounds and has a dual-crown fork, 27.5-inch wheels, a DW Link suspension design and a 62.5-degree head tube angle, making it a good downhill trail bike.
The Roadmaster Granite Peak Men’s mountain bike has 26-inch wheels and it features a 3-piece mountain crank, linear pull brakes, 18 speeds, alloy rims and steel handlebars; it received 3.6 out of five stars on Amazon, as of 2015. The size of the mountain bike should be selected in comparison to the user’s height. For example, a 6-foot-4-inch or taller user should choose a 23-inch frame height.