If you’re new to mountain biking then you’re in luck – it’s pretty much Mountain Bike Month here at BikeExchange and there is plenty of information throughout the site to get you started.
In terms of what to actually ride; the 2015 Reid Xenon 29er Disc is a great option worth checking out.
The Xenon is a trail bike that packs a whole lot of features not normally found at this entry price point ($549). In fact you’d probably be looking at twice this dollar figure for a bike with these kind of specifications – so consider this (even more) beginner’s luck, and get in fast!
So what’s the Reid Xenon 29er Disc got to offer?
The actual frame features double butted tubing so that the bike delivers more stiffness, but at a lower weight ratio. The bike comes with an XCT-MLO 100mm travel fork, which features adjustable preload and lock-out.
The hydraulic disc brakes are going to enable you to stop powerfully in a flash. Standard V or mechanical disc brakes are not going to do the job with the same amount of precision and efficiency.
You’ve got plenty of room to move around with the 27 speed Shimano Acera gearing, so if you’re planning to hit trails with a lot of undulation then you should have no worries finding a gear that’s good for you.
Reid Cycles delivers a life-time warranty on all their frames and a two-year warranty on all suspension forks. All other products sold by Reid (with exception to food and fluids!) come with a 12-month warranty.
Great features for someone starting out, a sensational price point, solid warranties – if you’re new to mountain biking then this is the kind of deal that will look after you nicely.