Mountain bikes are usually constructed of a number of different materials to be made for the most part lightweight, and to be able to handle most different terrains that are thrown at them like mountains of course and other crap you can think of. You can either spend under $1000 or over $10,000 for a good bike. Wal-Mart bikes are not recommended for usage in extreme mountain biking trails.
American Bicycle Manufacturer Comp Lite Beryllium: MRSP: $26,000
Forgive me for not including a picture for this bike, but I searched all over for a picture on Google and found nothing. Coming from the city of St. Cloud, Minnesota, the American Bicycle Manufacturer company is a firm that creates the globes most expensive mountain bikes to date. And the Comp Lite Beryllium, having a 2.5 lb frame that is composed entirely of beryllium and also aluminum lugs, the Comp Lite Beryllium was designed to be the most capable, durable and lightest mountain bike of all time. Although the density-to-stiffness ratio is seven times higher than titanium, the usage of Beryllium in the making of mountain bikes was being plagued by the costs that were overwhelming to other mountain bike manufacturers. Because of the higher costs in productions of the effects of deterrents, the Comp Lite Beryllium’s $26,000 price tag had an impact on customers, so very few of the mountain bikes were ever created.
Scott Spark Limited: MSRP: $12,420
With this biking being based from the Sun Valley of Idaho, the Scott Sports company not only was founded in 1958 by Ed Scott to create the worlds first ever tapered aluminum ski pole, but they are now the leader in creating very high-end bikes. Scott’s mountain bikes are among the most expensive bikes ever made, on this planet. With a price tag of $12,420, the Scott Spark Limited is the one that tops off the list of all the mountain bike offerings coming from Scott. Weighing in at only 20.5 lbs, this baby is created with carbon fiber, which includes a one-piece handlebar and also a stem. Coming with a fully-adjustable shock system and also capable of adapting to any terrain, this very lightweight mountain bike is specifically designed for all the serious mountain bikers out there.
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Cannondale Flash Team: MRSP: $11,050
Coming from Dorset, UK, the Cannondale company was created in 1971 to create the worlds first bicycle trainer. With now the offering of a lineup of many different higher-end mountain bikes and bike components, Cannondale has been expanded all throughout Europe, North America, Australia, and last but not least Japan. The Flash Team is marketed to be the lightest hardtail mountain bike around, just weighing in at just 16 lbs. With nothing but an all-alloy frame and the innovative Cannondale 30 mm spindle with an oversized bottom bracket shell, this is quite the lightweight and very responsive moutain bike that is designed for efficiency and speed, for both downhill and uphill terrains.
Rocky Mountain Element Team RSL: MRSP $10,800
A company that was founded in Vancouver as of 1981, by a some former bicycle store owners, the Rocky Mountain company came purely out due to the lack of durability in mountain bikes being incapable of handling the harsh trails within the Northwest. With now being involved in the road bikes production aswell, the primary focus of Rocky Mountain now is remaining in the production of super high quality mountain bikes. With this new bike, the 2011 Element Team RSL, Rocky Mountain has combined numerous features that are exclusive to their own mountain bikes. They have trademarked the lightweight FORM manocoque carbon frames; SmoothLink suspensions to destroy the pedal bob; which is a pending-patent with Angular Brushing Concept pivots, which is purely designed to eliminate the suspension that binds while being both a lighter weight and also alot stiffer than catridge bearings of course.
Specialized S-Works Epic 29er: MSRP: $9,900
Being in the contrast with Rocky Mountain, the bicycle components of Specialized were founded in 1974 with the tourist bikes in their minds. With more than a variety of components and bicycles, it has now been offered by Specialized of the equipment to fulfill the needs of a number of enthusiasts of bikes and hobbyists. Being marketed by Specialized and also the lighter 29er on the globe, the S-Works Epic is now weighing in a less than 22 lbs. Being created with materials of carbon fiber, magnesium, and last but not least an alloy suspension system. The markets best stiffness-to-weight ratio bike, the Epic 29er is created and designed to max out power, durability and control without any compromise of the uphill or downhill speeds.
I am suprised that Santa Cruz was not in this list, as their bikes ever never below $2000, but after looking on different merchant sites, the most expensive bike offered by them is $7000, so they almost made it to the list, but not just.