3 best mountain bikes under 200

You want to hit the trails this summer, but you don't want to hit your bank account. How do you find the best mountain bikes under 200? Whether you are a serious cyclist looking to mix things up on a budget, or just want to commute in the city, these mountain bikes are rugged and comfortable to ride.

1.Kent thruster dual suspension KZ2600

This great looking bike from Kent comes from years of cycling expertise. It comes unassembled and is easily put together or set up at the shop. This bike is attractive and customers love the way it rides. The upgrade possibilities are endless with these bikes.
Features and benefits:

  1. Full suspension 26# MTB frame. A sturdy frame with full suspension for comfort.
  2. 65 mm travel front suspension. This makes it a good road bike or cross country bike.
  3. Shimano 21 speed shifter. There are plenty of gears for the hills.
  4. Front disc brake, rear linear or disc. There is plenty of stopping power.
  5. Alloy wheel rims. Straight, solid rims are very important.


  • Great looking
  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Easy assembly
  • Aluminum Construction


  • Customers do not recommend for advanced tricks.


Kent has been at this for a long time. This is a great bike for the money. Customers love the ease of assemble and good ride. It looks great, also

2.Stowabike 26" MTB V2 Folding Dual Suspension 18 Speed Shimano Gears Mountain Bike Black

This bike was built with commuting in mind. It comes with mud guards and storage baskets, and folds up neatly for storage. These features make this the best commuter bike. Add a dual suspension, mountain bike tires, and 18 speeds and you are ready for anything.
Features and benefits:

  1. Steel foldable frame weighs just 34 lbs. This bike was made to stow away when not in use.
  2. Comes with storage rack and mud guards. This is great for city commuting.
  3. Dual suspension. The suspension gives you a comfortable ride.
  4. Mountain bike tires, 26"x1.95." Plenty of grip for safe city commuting.


  • Easy to assemble
  • Folding and storage
  • Lightweight
  • Low cost
  • Great ride


  • instructions may not be clear. We recommend setup and service.

This versatile commuter bike will ride like new with regular service. It does its job quite well for the money and is easy to set up.

3. Mongoose Men's Status 2.2 Mountain Bike 26" Wheel, Medium FrameSize

Mongoose must be doing something right, because their bikes seem to be everywhere. This one comes with a durable MTB aluminum frame and front suspension. The ease of assembly and versatility of this bike make it popular.
Features and benefits:

  1. Aluminum frame. The frame makes this bike light and sturdy enough for the road.
  2. 21 Speed shifter. There are plenty of gears for the hills.
  3. Big tires and alloy rims. A good set of tires will roll over anything.
  4. Front and rear v-brakes. Good braking power means a safe ride.


  • Sturdy frame
  • Patented mongoose look
  • Easy assembly
  • Front suspension


  • No dual suspension for freestyle comfort


Mongoose is a good looking bike that is sturdy and easy to set up. The suspension is recommended for cross country or commuting. A great starter bike by customer reviews.

Each of these bikes are good entry level mountain bikes that can save you money. Assembly is easy, build quality is excellent. Most bikes have linear pull or v- brakes.

Bycycle Helmet