The majority of us hold the belief: low prices mean low quality. Well,, will not say it is totally wrong, but the limit of ‘low prices’ is hard to identify. And surely, 500 dollars is a reasonable budget when it comes to the best mountain bikes.

I remember when I first tried mountain biking, I was overwhelmed with the mass variety of choices and instructions. My uncle, Fred, emptied his pocket (and his bank account) to have a Yeti, which cost more than my annual salary. I, on the other hand, could only afford a Mongoose – a much cheaper and less comfortable choice. However, after a long time, my low-budget friend remains as a powerful warrior, while my uncles are sold to another biker due to its high requirements.

So, if you are looking for a mountain bike that is comfortable, safe, durable, light-weight, and good-looking, check the top 3 that we sorted out after careful assessment.

Top 7 Mountain Bikes Under $500 In 2019

Editor’s Choice – Schwinn Protocol 1.0 Men’s Mountain Bike

Schwinn Protocol 1.0 bike

Schwinn Protocol 1.0 bike


  • Lightweight aluminum suspension frame
  • A 24-speed system with Shimano Derailleurs
  • Perfect for dusty trails
  • Comfortable when downhill cycling.


  • Modest-quality wheels
  • Difficult to adjust the front fork and suspension.
  • No extra space to store your belongings.

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