5 Best Hardtail Mountain Bikes Under $1000
In order to scale mountain ranges quickly, or simply looking for exciting rides on rugged dirt paths, a hardtail mountain bike will provide you with …
From the first introduction of a mountain bike sometime in the 1970's, the specialization of the sport has evolved to having a variety of mountain bikes designed for a specific riding style.
In order to scale mountain ranges quickly, or simply looking for exciting rides on rugged dirt paths, a hardtail mountain bike will provide you with …
Proudfoot from Golden, Colorado shows off their full suspension 29er at Sea Otter.
Round up of the past few weeks of incredible American made mountain bikes.
Big round up of the best looking mountain bikes built by talented craftsmen in the USA.
Check Oddity owner Burnsey’s personal rigid 29+ steel mountain bike.
Custom paint and American made parts galore make this custom MTB stand out.
Moonmen and Idyllic Cycleworks team up to produce their first steel mountain bike.
Fat bikes are in demand and Aluboo offers something a bit unique at a great price.
Listen to Ezra Caldwell’s inspiring story of building bikes and fighting cancer.
My latest list of favorite American made bikes I’ve found around the web.
Amazing works of art from top American mountain bike frame builders.
If you are wondering whether cross country (XC) mountain bikes are dead, rest assured, they aren’t. The discipline grows more popular every day with new …
Roundup of some really great made in the USA mountain bikes on the trails and in the studio.
5″ travel trail bike from Lenz Sport is reviewed to see how it performs in the wild.
Foes Racing shows of their full suspension fat bike.
Learn about handmade frame builders in their own words.
Fresh roundup of the best American made mountain bikes from around the country.
Alchemy has launched their first full carbon full suspension bike for 2016 made in the USA.
Thomson has launched their own line of bikes with Lynskey kitted out with American made parts.
Watch Lucas tear it up on his M9.
I talk with Jon Guerdrum about his custom FORM Cycles titanium 29er.
Downhill shredder handmade in Colorado with the features racers want.
Take a look inside Colorado handmade frame builder Mosaic Bicycles.
Get inside the head of this innovative Oregon based frame builder.
DeSalvo shows off his titanium building prowess on this latest 650B mountain bike creation.
7 new additions to the list of mountain bikes made in the USA.
Turner Bikes owner details the new Czar carbon 29er front to back.
Todd Ingermanson of Black Cat Bicycles has put up a very detailed article showcasing a full frame build.
Roundup of the latest American made mountain bikes from January 2017.
Really fun bikes built by hand in Boulder, Colorado. Made to be ridden and made to last.
Latest 29+ mountain bike from Colorado based 3D Racing.
Direct mount hangers available to for your PMW dropout equipped bike.
Foes Shaver XC model goes 650B and loses some weight.
Two great made in the USA mountain bike companies have updated their websites.
Great interview with Steve Bilenky and Tom Faust of Bilenky Cycle Works about building mountain bike frames.
Two of Portand’s finest handmade builders combine to form Breadwinner Cycles.
Latest roundup of the best American made mountain bikes from across the country.
Check out this nicely photographed and detailed article on how Colorado based Guerrilla Gravity makes their frames.
A montage of marvelous mountain motion machines made in the USA.
Take a peek inside Guerrilla Gravity and see their new 2014 Megatrail frame.
Collection of my favorite recent releases from various handmade builders.
Listing of mountain bike frame building classes in the USA.
Short documentary telling the story of handmade bikes in the Denver/Boulder area and the community that makes it so unique.
Another hot batch of American made mountain bikes to devour.
Short travel XC race and trail 29″ mountain bike made in California.
New American mountain bike frame builder startup in Idaho.
Moots has updated their titanium fat bike with some tweaks to make it better for snow and summer riding.
Great interview with the head honcho at Intense Cycles on his latest mountain bike frames.
A new bike company started by former Black Sheep Bicycles employees shows off their first creation.
Fantastic lengthy interview with James of Black Sheep Bikes.
American made Durango Moonshine full suspension 27.5″ mountain bike gets reviewed out west.
Walt unleashes a custom monster 36″ mountain bike.
Big collection of my favorite mountain bikes made in the USA over the past couple of weeks.
Foes Racing Shaver 29 Review by Mountain Bike Action
Two great interviews with two incredible American mountain bike frame builders.
Updated listing of mountain bikes made in the USA with nine new companies.
Find out how this 120mm travel 29er performs.
Nice looking cruiser style mountain bike has some sweet details.
New frames made in the USA from a name that’s been around for a while.
Three interviews with three great frame builders.
Colorado made trailbike from Guerrilla Gravity gets a review in both trail and beast modes.
We are well into Spring now and it seems like everyone is out on the trails. I’ve put together a saucy little roundup of American made mountain bike hotness.
Latest round of the best looking bikes in American made MTB.
Interesting story about Shannon Galpin and Alchemy Bicycle Company.
When it comes to riding, taking on trails on the mountain is one of the most exhilarating and thrilling experiences you can have. Whether you’re …
Independent Fabrication’s frame designer sits down for an interview about frame building and design.
Great looking mountain bike made in California.
Check out two great tours of companies making mountain bike parts in the USA.
New Guerrilla Gravity 29/27.5+ full suspension trail beast ready to rock your world and made in the USA.
Interview with Jim Kish about the first bike frame he ever made.
More details emerge about Turner’s latest 29″ carbon creation.
Incredible builder and cancer fighter tells his story.
Cysco Cycles shows off their titanium 650B hardtail.
Check out 3 incredible titanium mountain bikes from Dean and interview with builder John Siegrist.
Kris Henry of 44 Bikes shares how he sets up his bike and talks in depth about his company.
Two beautiful custom fat bikes designed for midwest singletrack by Wiseman Frameworks.
Two new American mountain bikes from Colorado based Durango Bike Company.
Kris Henry of 44 Bikes sits down for a nice interview with A Maker Tale.
Industry Nine gets a tour through the eyes of a bikepacker.
My recent stash of lustworthy American made mountain bikes.
Nice quickie video of Oddity Cycles out of Colorado.
One of my favorite hobbies is souping up cars. Taking what the car has to offer, finding areas that could be improved, and making changes …
For 2013 Foes Racing is releasing their F275 full suspension 650B trail bike.
8 new American made bikes and 2 handlebars to check out.
Todd has let another cat out of the bag with this Holy Mountain 27.5+ hardtail shredder.
Denver, CO based builder Generic Cycles gets the spotlight shown on them in the first of Something Independent’s Founders Series.
Portland made steel 29er gets the full review treatment.
All around trail shredding DW-Link 27.5″ mountain bike gets a full review.
Latest and greatest in American made mountain bikes featuring Intense, Watson Cycles, and FTW.
If you’re looking for an affordable American made 27.5 mountain bike, Intense has you covered.
New American handmade mountain bike frame builder gets a shop tour.
If you’re new to the world of mountain biking, then it’s imperative that you find out as much as possible before investing in your first …
Review of Turner Sultan full suspension 29er.
Six new mountain bike frame builders have been added to my list of USA made bikes.
Lots of new American made mountain bikes to check out from some great builders.
Nice shop tour of Hunter Cycles out of California.
Dedacciai tubing based custom 27.5/29 mountain bike from New Jersey.
Sweet looking new mountain bike release from California made Ventana.
A great interview with American mountain bike leader Jeff Steber.
Trevor Trinkino shows off how well the new made in the USA MegaTrail performs.
New American made 27.5″ downhill mountain bike is unveiled.
Chumba’s hardtail 29+ mountain bike gets reviewed in single speed and geared modes.
Devin Lenz walks through their handmade mountain bike build process.
Custom carbon frame builder Matt Appleman discusses his thoughts on his career.
Eight fantastic American made mountain bikes on display by handmade builders.
More coverage of mountain bikes from 2014 NAHBS featuring a gearbox bike, galleries, and 44 Bikes rigid SS.
Lynskey Performance releases 2 new affordable titanium mountain bikes and a new full suspension titanium 650B.
Two incredible mountain bikes from an award winning and very talented California builder.
Kent Eriksen shows off his new titanium full suspension frame and many other creations.
Aaron Stinner shows off his frame building technique in this Stinner Frameworks video.
My latest picks of the best looking American made mountain bikes from top builders around the US.
Titanium trail hardtail made in Colorado with interesting geometry gets reviewed.
Fat bikes are on point in this installment of Bike Lust.
Black Sheep are known for their curvy titanium mountain bikes. Check out what they brought to the show.
Zen Fabrication out of Portland, Oregon has launched their own bike frame line for 2015.
My latest and greatest collection of American made mountain bikes.
Bozeman, Montana custom bike builder tells his story.
Video interview round up focused on mountain bikes at the 2014 North American Handmade Bicycle Show.
Turner’s latest iteration of the Flux gets reviewed.
Custom designed 29er built with character and simplicity in mind.
Latest hot American built frames and details I’m digging at the moment.
Review of Ventana’s El Ciclón trail bike.
Mark Norstad from PMW talks about the prototype performance of their new dropouts.
Duo of stellar rides from 2016 NAHBS.
See how Foes Racing makes their mountain bike frames from scratch in California.
Guerrilla Gravity racer shows what Colorado made GG/DH downhill bike can do when ridden wide open.
T.C. Worley built a Peacock Groove singletrack shredder.
Foes Racing had their 2015 FFR prototype downhill bike with a unique suspension design at Sea Otter this year.
Custom 27.5 hardtail mountain bike ready for trail and enduro shredding.
Zen Fab had their new Trail 29er and Adventure Bike on display at NAHBS this year.
Take a look at a custom 44Bikes Kid Dangerous
Who makes better bikes? Small companies or big companies?
Big news on this 29″ carbon fiber prototype from Turner.
Spotlight on frame builder Strong Frames.
My latest batch of amazing custom mountain bike finds.
Colorado based Guerrilla Gravity has unleashed a big mountain beast called the Smash 29.
First roundup of mountain bike coverage from the 2014 North American Handmade Bicycle Show.
New Hampshire handmade bike frame builder Graham Cycles provides insights to his craft.
Check out this custom 29er from Black Cat with a unique stem design.
This is a roundup of the rest of the great looking and incredibly well built mountain bikes that were at the 2015 North American Handmade Bicycle Show.
Award winning Philadelphia bike shop owner and builder Drew Guldalian discusses frame building.
See how this working man is able to balance his MTB racing career with real life.
Build a bike that is great for daily XC and is well suited for backpacking trips.
Who says quality American made titanium mountain bike frames have to cost thousands?
New 27.5/650B model is officially available as a production bike.
Focus on American manufacturing and builders in mountain biking.
For 2013 Turner Bikes is jumping into the 650B arena with their Burner bike.
Sometimes one bike from a builder is not enough. Aussie Rob needed a MTB to match his carbon road bike.
Interview with Whit Johnson of Meriwether Cycles.
Video interview with Jeff Steber of Intense Cycles on how they make their mountain bike frames in the USA.
Chumba’s new Rastro hardtail is made in Texas and looks ready to rip.
Cutting edge builder from Eugene, Oregon Rob English gives us a chat.
Take a look back at this highly influential model from Intense Cycles.
Intense’s 650B trail bike gets a thorough thrashing to test its mettle.
American made products come from all over the country including Wisconsin where Saris Cycling products are created.
Incredibly artful new titanium mountain bike build from Firefly Bicycles.
I have a slew of new American made mountain bikes in this post. I’m really digging everyones’ creativity and paint schemes.
Lynskey posted up some nice looking photos of their Pro29 FS120 mountain bike.
Impressive performing titanium full suspension XC and trail mountain bike.
Big roundup of mountain bike coverage from the 2014 NAHBS featuring big galleries, Indy Fab, and much more.
Get to know Erik Rolf of Alliance Bicycles out of Ketchum Idaho.
Check out the Turner Flux 27.5 in action on the trail.
Intense has released their latest American made downhill beast the M16 featuring 27.5″ wheels and adjustable travel.
I have made a listing of all of the American mountain bike builders manufacturing and hand making frames in the USA.
Take look at some of the incredible work featured by Engin Cycles.
Dave Turner gives a detailed interview about the new Flux 27.5.
Colorado based frame builder Guerrilla Gravity has photos of their new Pedalhead hardtail in a rainbow of colors.
Check out this slick looking hardtail mountain bike with some great details.
The Bat Otis from Breadwinner Cycles gets detailed in this great interview with Tony Pereira.
Bevy of handmade bikes for February.
Big roundup of some stunning American made mountain bikes featuring hardtails, rigids, 29+, and more.
New American made aluminum fat bike will be available this fall.
Quick list of my recent favorite USA made mountain bikes.
Turner unveils their latest 650B/27.5 mountain bike for 2014.
Black Market Bikes boss Carter Holland talks about his history and the future.
Award winning 29+ mountain bike gets an incredible photo shoot and build profile.
Reeb’s 29+ fat bike does some snowy mountain bike shredding.
Affordable American made steel 29er hardtail mountain bike gets reviewed.
Solid video from Breadwinner Cycles x Kitsbow.
Brad Allen shares his story about his custom handmade By:Stickel 29er.
One of Foes latest creations goes under the microscope to see how it performs.
I’ve updated my listing of mountain bikes made in the USA, doubling the amount of builders.
Check out the 2014 Turner Burner, tour Turner Bikes, and get out the interview with Dave Turner himself.
Colorado built downhill frame that is ready to tackle the Rockies.
Get to hear the full story of the rise of Vassago Cycles.
New assortment of great American made mountain bikes from across the country.
One of the fastest American racers now on an American made bike.
Intense’s New 2015 Spider 275 Pro mountain bike gets detailed and a full review.
Fully rigid steel 29er from 44 Bikes gets a review.
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Excellent interview with a leader in handmade bicycle building.
Two trail oriented mountain bikes made in Colorado ready to tackle any terrain.
Exceptional tour of one of the preeminent titanium bike manufacturers in America.
A duo of great American mountain bike factory tours.
Take a look at Eric Coury’s entry for Best Steel Construction at 2013 NAHBS.
Latest round up of mountain bike news from the 2014 North American Handmade Bicycle Show including fat bikes and custom carbon.
Scott Quiring had a slick and versatile titanium 29+ mountain bike at 2015 NAHBS.
Interview with Paul Sadoff of Rock Lobster Cycles
Excellent POV footage of Colorado riding on the GG/DH.
Retrotec shows off this new curvy 27.5+ hardtail at the 2016 North American Handmade Bicycle Show.
Shaun Palmer is back with Intense Cycles with a different role to play this time.
Steve Garro of Coconino Cycles talks about his 10th anniversary and the future.
When many mountain bike enthusiasts first start out, there is often a great deal of confusion about the differences between cross country (XC) mountain biking …
Mosaic Cycles latest titanium dirt jumper project.
Learn about the roots and philosophies of titanium builder Form Cycles.
Excellent video on one of the pioneer’s of mountain biking.
Round up of some great looking American made hardtail mountain bikes.
There are the big names in the industry that mass produce fantastic mountain bikes. There are also smaller, boutique, custom shops that build custom bikes …
My picks of the best made in the USA mountain bikes over the past few weeks.
Great video on custom frame builder SCW Customs out of Maryland.
Breadwinner builds on their Bad Otis success with the 27.5+ focused Goodwater.
New 650B downhill monster.
Great looking American made mountain bike with lots of American made parts.
2013 Turner Burner 650B review.
Matter Cycles shows off the new TwoStroke 27.5+ full suspension mountain bike.
While there are many styles and even sub-styles, there are mainly six primary types of mountain bikes commonly available: Dirt Jumper Downhill Enduro Fat Bike …
Find out how Samsara Cycles does custom made mountain bikes.
Excellent video on Mike DeSalvo and his custom bicycle business.
Colorado made belt drive 29er hardtail gets reviewed.
I’ve updated my list of American mountain bike frame builders with the latest companies I’ve found across the country.
Latest collection of recent handmade American bike frames that I find stellar.
Lots of American made fat bikes are hitting the trails this season. Check out some of the latest builds.
Bike packing can be a blast or a real hassle. Chumba has made the Ursa 29+ for the former.
Been riding a while and you’re ready to up your game? We find most riders in this price range are shopping for their second or …
Take a look inside one of the best American made titanium bike makers.
Breadwinner Cycles Bad Otis hardtail gets reviewed and a full shop tour.
Latest round up of the best American made mountain bikes from around the country.
Podcast featuring top handmade mountain bike builders like Alchemy, Mosaic, and Eriksen Cycles.
Find out how this steel MTB born in Colorado performs on the trails.
American made Intense Cycles 27.5″ trail mountain bike gets reviewed to see how well it performs.
I have a nice array of American made mountain bikes to show you including a lightweight fat bike, 2014 models, and a vintage Yeti.
Brand new carbon 29er frame from Alchemy boasts sick looks and new construction methods.
Sweet looking ride with an interesting name from Fast Boy Cycles.
Big handful of American made mountain bikes to show off in this edition of Bike Lust.
Colorado designed and made Guerrilla Gravity Megatrail gets reviewed.
Sweet rigid 29er from 44 Bikes.
Slew of beautiful American made mountain biking rides.
Best of the best American made mountain bike roundup from the past weeks.
Alchemy’s USA made carbon Arktos frame is detailed in this well done article about its production and a full ride review.
Several custom made mountain bikes featuring a 650B hardtail, Brook Trout custom paintjob, and UBI student bikes.
A great look at the 650B XC machine made in the Rockies.
Custom full titanium race machine ready to shred in Ohio’s Interscholastic League.
This California based builder has an appreciation for aluminum and enjoys exceeding expectations.
Chumba’s made in Texas Ursa 29+ hardtail gets reviewed.
Tennessee builder has updated their titanium frames with modern features.
Second part of my wrapup roundup of some great looking and well built bikes at the 2015 NAHBS.
American made 27.5 trail shredder reviewed by two testers.
Two sides of the same coin, Tony Pereira and Ira Ryan are Breadwinner Cycles.
Q and A with the prolific Chris King.
Big round up of the best looking American made mountain bikes on the web.
Mid-November roundup of the latest American made mountain bikes from across the country.
Dean had a 27.5″ titanium full suspension prototype frame on display with an interesting suspension layout.
Excellent looking rigid mountain bike from a great Michigan builder.
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New enduro mountain bike made in the USA ready to run 26″ or 27.5″ wheels.
Mosaic Cycles had a pair of expertly crafted titanium mountain bikes on display at 2013 NAHBS.
New builder out of Colorado offers a nice array of mountain bike models.
Lots of great looking American made mountain bikes for your viewing pleasure.
Fourteen new handmade mountain bikes to ring in the new year.