How to buy a mountain bike as a gift

Mountain Bike BuyTo buy a mountain bike as a gift is not an easy task and can take some time. You could try looking at product reviews to find out about a mountain bikes’ functioning and dependability. You also need to find out what your recipient’s interests are. Is he/ she interested in smooth trail riding, cross-country, or all mountain cruising. You must ensure that the bike you finally buy fits the recipient’s riding style and not the store assistant’s pocket. Here are some guidelines to help you select the right bike, appropriate for the recipient’s biking style.

A few suggestions

  1. First and foremost, fix a budget. There is almost no limit to what you can spend on a new mountain bike so calculate what price range you are willing to pay for the new bike and try to only consider those bikes that fall within that price range.
  2. Next, find out what kind of bike is your recipient interested in. Is she/ he just a beginner or a hard core rider? Since mountain bikes are intended for many different riding styles and terrain, you will need to find out what type of riding the recipient will be doing and buy the bike accordingly.
  3. It is best to buy a full suspension mountain bike if monetarily possible because they offer more comfort and better control. If you can swing it, it is best to buy the bike during fall or winter when you would get a good bargain for a few hundred dollars less.
  4. It is very important that you pick a dealer who is interested in selling you the right bike and not the more expensive one. It is no less important to test ride as many bikes as possible in you price range. There will be some bikes that do not feel right and so you will find a bike that seems like it was made just for you.


  • It is much better to support your local bike shop and get a better product and an even better service.


  • If you’re giving the bike to someone living far away, it’s better to buy it from large chain bike stores so that they can pick it up locally. Bikes can also be shipped.

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