With enduro specific helmets, clothing and, of course, bikes, it can be an expensive lark to get into. Thankfully if you shop smart you can avoid the hefty bills and get out racing on a (fairly) affordable budget.
Here are seven bargain enduro mountain bike for under £2,000. They may not come with the blingiest kit, but the solid frames will be the perfect platform for later upgrades.
The YT Capra has been a favourite of ours for a long time. When the aluminium version came along, many people were asking if it would live up to the carbon’s reputation. They may well have been asking: “Do bears shit in the woods?”
At the moment you can pick one up even cheaper in YT’s winter sale. What are you waiting for!?
Chain Reaction Cycles’ in-house brand Vitus offers this ready to race Sommet for a penny short of two grand with 160mm of travel and full SLX groupset.
Our tests suggest its numbers are spot on and it’s more than capable of ripping. If you want something a bit more nimble, the short travel Escarpe is also available for under the magical £2k mark.
You’re going to have to watch the markets with this one. The Radon Swoop is only sold in Euros but keep your eye on the exchange rate and we reckon you can snaffle one for under £2,000.
We were blown away by this bike when we tested it and were close to calling it an enduro top dog. Not bad for this amount of money.