10 of the Best All Terrain Bikes Reviewed | December, 2019
Whatever be your need, whether it is a leisurely ride across trails and adventures galore, or a long hard daily commute, these all terrain bikes are the best 2017's top brands have to offer. Equipped with rear and front disc brakes for easy stopping, and gear shifting for speeds that are blazing fast, these bikes offer the flexibility of multi-gear options too. Read on to find out which are the best all terrain bikes of the year and how these can make a difference to your daily ride.
This bike offers a 26-inch full suspension MTB frame that is light, but resilient. The suspension fork 65mm travel, Shimano 21 speed shifters with rear tourney derailleur. Add front disc brakes and rear linear pull brakes for the best ride ever. Alloy wheel rims and a full suspension frame with a floating beam suspension design linked to the suspension fork makes this exceptional. The KZ2600 has 21 Shimano speed shifters and rear derailleur. The drivetrain ends up with a wheel set of strong aluminum featuring V-shape rim profile and high flange alloy hubs. Disc brakes on the front and rear make stopping a cinch. This bike is a performer for the long run, solid, rugged and good looking.
26-inch full suspension MTB frame
Strong aluminum featuring V-shape rim profile and high flange alloy hubs
Heavy weight for a mountain bike
Weight: 40 pounds
This Mongoose Fat Tire bike has supersized 26×4 inch all terrain knobby tires and an alloy 4 inch wide wheel set with disc brakes. It also has a 7 speed gearing with a Shimano rear derailleur. The three piece crank and threadless headset offers quick adjustability and lightweight ease of movement. The Mongoose dolomite is geared for any kind of trail, terrain or surface, from sand dirt and snow to embankments and rocks. With 4 inch tires (the reason for its fat bike moniker) on a massive beach cruiser frame, this is the mother of all terrain bikes.
7 speed gearing
4 inch tires for any terrain
Heavy bike, paint scratches easily, uncomfortable seat
Weight: 59 pounds
The Raleigh Bikes Talus 2 model is perfect for riding on any surface from light dirt trails to pavements. Sizes vary from 13XS to 21XL. Designed with an aluminum frame that is lightweight and upright geometry for a comfy riding position, easy rides are possible with support for the neck and lower back. Big, 27.5 inch wheels with wide 2 inch tires roll fast and smoothly on varied and wide terrains including 21 speeds to help you move up and down the hills. This entry level hardtail mountain bike with a suspension fork offers amazing value. With a classic MTB ride and robust components, it makes everything from leisure rides to commuting a charm. The Suntour fork offers 100mm of suspension travel to make trail rides smooth. A 26 inch wheel with a traction of a 29er gives a powerful riding experience and a dream journey you’ll always cherish.
Classic MTB ride and robust components
26 inch wheel with traction of 29er
Lacks agility and nimbleness of a 26”, also comes with underperforming tires
Model#: 14-17-3220(13 XS) 14-17-3221 (15 SM)14-17-3222(17MD)14-17-3223(19LG) 14-17-3224 (21XL)
Weight: 30 pounds (all sizes)
The 26 inch Schwinn High Timber comes with a lifetime warranty. Enjoy wicked pavements, trails and gravel rides with this 21 speed bike that comes with a fully reliable front shock system, a padded seat, and rugged tires ready to hit any trail. The steel mountain frame offers a lot of productivity and performance. Increase control and counter the jolts with the suspension fork that smoothens the ride. The gears can also be changed easily, thanks to the 21 speed Shimano rear derailleur with SRAM twist shifters. Alloy wheels and alloy linear pull breaks permit easy stopping. The number of speeds ranges from 20 to 26. Stopping power and added safety is a feature of this bike with front and rear alloy linear pull brakes. Alloy rims are light and strong for the perfect riding experience. Travel over rough, wet or muddy conditions using the 26 inch all terrain wheels. Benefit from SRAM grip shifters, and a Schwinn alloy crank. Quick and smooth gear changes and a wide number of options permit traveling at speeds you want to reach. With appealing design, smooth ride, solid construction and simple assembly, this bike makes it easy to adjust for different heights too.
21 speed bike with reliable front shock system
Alloy wheels and alloy linear pull breaks for easy stopping
Does not ship assembled, hard padding on seat
Weight: 42.6 pounds
This bike has a handbuilt 4 inch travel 6061 T-6 aluminum alloy full suspension 29er frame perfect for the trail. Optimized single pivot with sealed cartridge bearings offer smooth performance and durable rides. SR SUN tour XCT 100mm suspension fork and kind shock coil rear shock are ideal for making the toughest terrains easy to ride. Shift through all 24 gears with the reliable Shimano 3×8 speed drive train. Tetra Aires mechanical disc brakes make sudden stops smooth and easy. Front derailleur is a Shimano Altus M310 dual pull, while the rear is Shimano Acera M360 8 speed. The pedals of this bike are DB toe clip compatible, while the DB race saddle seat offers maximum comfort. Tires and rims are well built and the bottom bracket comprises a sealed cartridge. The 14g stainless steel spokes are designed to withstand any shock. This bike has an attractive design, with a well positioned gear box and an adjustable seat.
24 gearing options
Assembly instructions complicated, mechanical brakes noisy, lower grade components
Model#: 2-17-2140 (16SM) 02-17-2141 (18 MD)02-17-2142(20 LG)
Weight: 0 pounds (16SM, 18MD, 20LG)
This Northwoods bike offers a full suspension aluminum frame with a 50mm steel crown fork. This bike has a sturdy 24 inch alloy rim and 21 speed twist shifters. The Shimano rear derailleur and crank steel triple makes this bike ideal for beginners and advanced users alike. The bike offers simple comfortable rides. It has a lot of components for regulating speed and exerting total control over cruising or racing down trails. The alloy seat clamp ensures safety and comfort. The mountain bike offers a responsive full suspension system and has an all terrain design that manages impact and blocks vibrations. The durable, aluminum frame and twist shifters enhance speed and productivity. Front and rear brakes are there for speed control introducing the safety element in rides. This lightweight mountain bike can easily be carried and assembled in less than 30 minutes.
Assembled in less than 30 minutes
21 speed shifters for maximum mileage and productivity
Speed of the bike not high, quality of brakes can be worked on further
Weight: 36 pounds
This Schwinn bike has an aluminum full suspension frame, with responsive reliable front suspension fork for seamless rides. The 24 speed Shimano EZ fire trigger shifters and Shimano rear derailleur offer a wide range of hears and smooth plus easy transitioning during a trail. Front disc brake and rear alloy V brake offer easy stoppage in any terrain. Light and strong alloy rims are ideal for mountain tires on this bike for a long lasting usage and durability you can rely on. Schwinn alloy crank offers exceptional gearing and hassle-free maintenance. The dual suspension frame is lightweight and absorbs any bumps or jolts, making the ride smooth. The three piece cranks and double walled alloy rims may be light, but they are strong. The Protocol offers a smooth ride and ensures that you cliimb mountains and tough ravines at lightening fast speeds safely.
24 speed Shimano EZ fire trigger shifters
Dual suspension frame
Needs tuning, massive weight, no bottle holder
Weight: 43 pounds
This BEIOU Carbon Fiber 650B mountain bike has a SHIMANO M610 deore system, with a 3×10 speed, hidden disc brake, fork suspension and hardtail MTB. The frame comprises a Toray T800 carbon fiber while the handle bar and seat post of this ultralight bike are super comfortable. The finish in matte and carbon fiber, the top performance and the value for cycling aficionados and professional riders is what makes this bike a real bargain. This bike also comes with a prowheel integrated crankset and a WELLGO M248 pedal. Multi tools pedal, optimal elongation and density make this ride super easy for beginners.
Prowheel integrated crankset and hidden disc brake
Fork suspension and hardtail MTB
Air suspension fork cannot be adjusted on a fly, a pump with a pressure gauge would be needed
Weight: 23.6 pounds
This 26 inch steel Stowabike folding model has first grade suspension steel fork with Wanda 26×1.95 inch tires. The steel v-brakes and the 18 speed option on this mountain bike, stacks up against competitors. There’s dual suspensions, quality components and one tough bike built to last. Its incredible folding frame is suited for those facing space constraints. The bike allows you to enjoy a smooth ride, with a spring shock, KMC C30 chain, 3 speed grip shifter, run 6 speed grip shifter and a Shimano 6 speed rear derailleur. The Sunrun FD-QD-35 front derailleur, 6-speed freewheels and single wall alloy is not the only positive. This bike has solid black rubber grips, steel handlebar with steel stem, and a solid steel kickstand. This folding mountain bike comes in two versions– a city road and mountain road version for off-road adventures. It has a simple and easy instruction manual for quick assembly.
no quick release wheels, shallow manual, lacks speed, plastic rear arms may lack durability
Diamondback Bicycles offers this durable 6061-T6 aluminum alloy frame bike with a replaceable derailleur hanger, 27.5 inch wheels for advanced traction and easy rolling. The Shimano 7-speed rear derailleur and 3 speed front derailleur offers a total of as many as 21 different combinations of gears and this bike is also known for its reliable Shimano shifters. This mountain bike offers innovative, easy to use features and functions for the perfect ride. This bike functions well boasting Tektro alloy linear brakes, multiple frame choices, easy trigger seven-speed shifters and top quality tires.The solid aluminum frame is heat treated and butted to withstand different weight capacities without breaking or flexing. This bike comes equipped with 60mm travel fork with an alloy crown. Avoid bumps, crevices and rocks on all kinds of trails and terrains with this smooth suspension bike. Buying a bike that offers multiple frame size options for Sorrento is the best choice, given the diversity in the size ad weight of riders. This warrants a stable, secure and comfy ride on rough trails and paved paths.
6061 T6 aluminum alloy frame bike with replaceable derailleur hangar
27.5 inch wheels for easy rolling and smooth traction
No kickstand, separate tuning is needed
Model#: 02-16-2263/2/1/0 for sizes 22,20,18 and 16
Weight: 40.2 to 41.3 pounds for sizes 16 to 22
Choose the Best All Terrain Bike With Care!
Choosing the all terrain bike is a matter of making the right decisions. You need to first consider whether your ride or commute is basically flat or mountainous and rugged. Are there spots where the pavement is not ridden on at all? You may want to scout out your intended trail or commute before choosing the right bike. The duration of the commute or ride, how the bike will be transported and the degree of maintenance you are willing to expend on the all terrain bike are also vital considerations. Another point which must be taken into account is multiple as opposed to single gears. This revolves around budget, because buying a bike with a single speed or fixed gear saves cash. But if it’s flexibility you want, choose the multiple gear bike. There are so many choices, from road bikes to cyclocross, touring, mountain, commuter specific to comfort or folding bikes. Road bikes may be the fastest but they cannot withstand the harsh terrains. Touring bikes are long performers and cyclocross bikes offer the best of both road and mountain bikes. Mountain bikes are perfect for fender clearance and features such as easy stopping, quick gear shifts and flexibility. Ultimately, the all-terrain bike you choose is based on your needs too. For example, a folding bike may be a better idea if you have space limitations. So consider all these factors before you race out to buy your all-terrain bike.
What the differences between a mountain bike and a downhill bike?
Downhill mountain bikes are a further innovation of a mountain bike. These all terrain bikes are sturdy, have full suspension and offer avenues for extra travel. They are extremely wonderful for conquering high peaks or rough terrain at top speeds. Traditional mountain bikes are much lighter, in contrast. Downhill bikes can take a lot of rough use. Placed at high speeds, these bikes are built to withstand collusions with obstacles. With extremely sturdy frames, made from carbon fiber, titanium or steel, the downhill bike offers an excellent value for the challenging ride. The fork on a downhill bike is a double crown, placing the second brace atop the fork for additional rigidity and strength. Downhill bikes are with 26 inch wheels instead of 29. These wheels provide smaller rims and structural security. Spokes are as high as 32 or more since this sustains the bike, Tires often are made of puncture resistant casing. Mountain bikes, on the other hand, have lighter frames and do not have full suspension, instead having hardtail or rigid fork based on the rider’s preference. Most mountain bikes have 29 inch wheels that roll across obstacles with ease but offer less durability. A full suspension mountain bike however, offers the best of both worlds and can help you to take on rides on any surface or terrain.