Nashbar AT1 Mountain Bike Review

And now, something for our younger generation. It is important to get a good taste of the cycling world when starting. This Nashbar AT1 Mountain Bike review explains it. It has top-notch quality for the price and competes with $500+ brand bikes. Not all bike in this price range have Shimano components, but it does! This Bike’s older brother won it’s place on our Best MTBs under $500!

Read the best mountain bikes under $500 test!

For kids, it offers riding-pleasure right up to teen-age. Customer reviews say that:

This is the second bike we bought for our teenagers after three years. The first bike still runs great after years of abuse.

The bicycle build is both solid and comfortable with no fancy add-ons. It offers the best value and quality for the price without brand-name surcharge

SPECS:

  • FRAME 6061 Aluminum
  • FORK ZOOM 50mm travel
  • REAR SHOCK N/A
  • HEADSET Ritchey
  • CRANKSET 48/38/28T
  • BOTTOM BRACKET Square Taper
  • SHIFTERS Shimano Revo Shift
  • LEVERS Linear Pull
  • HANDLEBAR Alloy 40mm rise
  • STEM Alloy
  • FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano
  • REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano Tourney TX
  • CASSETTE Shimano MF-TZ21 7-speed freewheel, 14-28T
  • BRAKES Linear Pull
  • WHEELSET Single wall alloy rims, alloy ball-bearing hubs
  • TIRES 26×1.95
  • PEDALS Resin  – SHOULD CHANGE ASAP
  • SEATPOST Alloy
  • SADDLE Comfort Steel Rails
  • CHAIN KMC
  • GRIPS/TAPE Velo

    Bicycle-guider SUGGESTION

    Change the pedals ASAP, because plastic pedals won’t last for a long time! But please keep in mind, that it’s impossible to get a very good bike with $300. If you want to get better bike, you can also upgrade this bike with new shock etc. But for a beginning, this bike performs well and if you care for it, it can last for long years.

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Nashbar AT1 Mountain Bike

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8.5

Quality

8.0/10

Components

8.0/10

Brand

9.0/10

Price

9.0/10

Pros

  • Price
  • Quality
  • 21 speeds
  • 6061 Alloy frame

Cons

  • V-brakes
  • Crappy pedals
  • 50mm fork