THE BEST BIKES FOR CAMPING

The Best Bikes for Camping

Unless you are one of those trail or enduro types who would camp out beside bike parks, having a cross country hardtail mountain bike is enough to take out camping trips. Mountain biking is a fun activity that you can do with friends and family. 

5 Best-Selling Bikes for Camping

And when you are out camping, you can maximize your exploring through the use of an able mountain bike. If you are a recreational biker, then the following list of bikes is more than enough for your camping needs. 

Reviews of 5 Top Rated Bikes for Camping

1. Schwinn High Timber 29er Mountain Bike

Schwinn High Timber ALX Brakes, 29-Inch Wheels, 21-Speed, Black
Product Highlights:
  • schwinn aluminum mtb frame with suspension fork are great for all around fun on the trail. 29-inch wheel fits riders 5’4” to 6’2” tall
  • 21-speed shifters and rear derailleurs provide easy gear changes
  • mechanical disc brakes deliver extra stopping power

If you are up for some cross country riding, this Schwinn 29er mountain bike is for you. It has 27 speeds and is equipped with a suspension fork with lock-out.  It is equipped with an aluminum frame for added durability. 

The High Timber is equipped with mechanical disc brakes, which deliver more stopping power when compared to v-brakes.  It also has a 3x crankset which will help you climb trails. 

The Schwinn High Timber is equipped with all-terrain tires and is installed on alloy rums. The price starts at $325 depending on the variant. 

2. Mongoose Switchback 27.5 Mountain Bike

Mongoose Switchback Sport Adult Womens Aluminum Small Frame, Navy
Product Highlights:
  • tectonic t1 aluminum frame for lightweight durability
  • mongoose mtb saddle keeps you comfortable on long rides
  • 27.5-inch tires provide a stable and smooth ride

The Mongoose Switchback sports a Tectonic T1 lightweight aluminum frame that does not compromise durability. It is equipped with 27.5-inch wheels, which makes it easier to roll over obstacles.

The Switchback is equipped with a suspension fork with lock-out, making it a capable bike to bring out on trails. The frame also features internal cable routing to lessen the cable clutter. 

You do not need to worry about stopping power since this bike is equipped with hydraulic disc brakes. The price of the Switchback starts at $999 depending on the frame size variant. 

3. Mongoose Tyax Comp

Mongoose Tyax Comp Adult Hydraulic Disc Brakes, Mens Medium Frame, Orange
Product Highlights:
  • tectonic t2 aluminum frame is designed to be lighter and stronger than ever
  • 29" and 27. 5" wheel and tire options for a wide range of terrain and riding styles
  • 144 mm rear hub spacing creates a more stable and rigid hardtail

The Mongoose Tyax is built with a semi-aggressive frame suitable for aggressive cross country riding and trails. 

If you lean on the great outdoors’ adventurous side, then the Mongoose Tyax is the perfect bike for you. The Tyax is offered in 29-inch and 27.5-inch variants and both with a Tectonic T2 aluminum frame.

The rear hub is spaced at 146 mm which makes it more stable when out on trails. The Tyax is a capable mountain bike and is something that you can push to the limit. The price starts at $749.00 and is dependent on the frame and wheel size. 

4. Mongoose Argus Trail Fat Bike

If you live near snowy areas or are fond of bike packing, then the Mongoose Argus is for you. The Argus is a fat bike with a 2x8 drive train and is equipped with rapid-fire shifters. 

With the Argus being a hybrid mountain bike, you can easily mount bag racks on the bike making it capable of bike packing.  Its fat 26-inch wheel makes the Argus capable of going out on trails even with a heavy load. 

The Mongoose Argus is available in different colors, and the price starts at $999.99. 

5. GYZLZZB Ten Knife Gravel Bike

GYZLZZB Ten Knife Wheels Bike Fat Tire High-Carbon Steel Frame BikesWhite
Product Highlights:
  • 1. 【mountain bike】this all-terrain mountain bike ideal for trails, gravel paths and even paved streets. the high-carbon steel shock-absorbing frame effectively resists the impact of bumpy roads on the body. hard tail aluminum frame never rusts and is lighter than steel for easier acceleration and easier handling
  • 2.【best choice】-for riders of different heights, conquer any off-road trail with ease. front and rear double disc brakes perfectly increase safety and controllability for bikers.bicycles suitable for cycling enthusiasts, office workers and college students, providing more convenience for life.
  • 3.【mechanical double disc brake】 quick braking. the brake system adopts special mechanical disc brake for mountain bikes. mechanical disc brake can ignore bad weather, and can still brake easily, providing you with stronger protection.

This gravel bike is ideal for gravel paths, some fire roads, and even paved streets. If you like to explore friendlier routes, then this gravel bike is perfect for you. 

It is built with a shock-absorbing high carbon steel frame. The braking system is composed of disc brakes for both front and rear wheels. 

The Ten Knife also has a 3x7 drivetrain, which allows you to climb steep roads and go fast when needed. The price of this bike starts at $499.99. 


Buying Guide

1. Purpose

There are many hinds of mountain bikes in the market. Knowing your purpose for buying a bike helps with the decision making greatly. 

2. Riding Style

Your riding style comes in tandem with your purpose of riding. If you like to go and attack trails, then it is best to get an aggressive hardtail or full suspension bike. The same goes for enduro riding and downhill. 

3. Frame Build

Deciding which kind of frame to buy depends on your riding style as well. Frames with modern geometry are the way to go. It is more versatile in terms of usage. 

4. Braking System

Safety should always come first. Always make sure that your bike has a capable braking system. 

5. Price Tag

Mountain bikes are costly. But there are also budget-friendly alternatives. What’s important is how the bike was built, even on a budget. 


Frequently Asked Questions

What is a good mountain bike for beginners?

Purchasing a good hardtail is a good start. Do not buy the expensive ones directly because you might no like the hobby. 

Is it okay to use a mountain bike on the road?

Yes. Mountain bikes are harder to pedal and rolls slower on the pavement. If you opt to use your bike for road use, you can also set it up the way you want to. 

How do you choose the correct bike size?

Bike-fitting is the modern norm for sizing today. But bikes are built differently, so it is best to do your research on the exact specs you want. 

Can you ride long distances on a mountain bike?

Yes. Whether it be out on the rough or the road, mountain bikes are capable of long-distance rides. 

Is it better to build or to buy a mountain bike?

Experienced bikers would always suggest building your own. But for beginners, there are a lot of capable bikes on the market. Just upgrade them once you outgrow the bike. 

Conclusion

Choosing which bike to bring out on camping is a matter of preference. If you are one to go on enduro tracks, then, by all means, buy a capable enduro bike. 

Just take it slow, and sooner or later, you will realize your purpose and what you want out of a bike.


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Jomar Teves

A blogger by day, a tech enthusiast by night, and a downhill mountain biker at the weekends. After four years in business school and working for multinational clients, Jomar believes he can improve the world through his writings. Jomar has six years experience as a writer and is a graduate of the BSBA Entrepreneurial Marketing program. His work has been published on Clutch Points, Blokt and iTech.