Biking is a fantastic sport by which we can have many benefits like good cardiovascular health, excellent posture, lower blood pressure, and good stamina. All we need is a perfect bike at the start of our journey to get a good health. I have a list of affordable bikes that I have used in my previous years.

There are many great bikes available in the market. Their prices might vary, but they are a good investment, but many of us have a limited budget. 

I’m going to list top bikes under 500 $. 


Diamondback Bicycles Trace St Dual Sport Bike – 

If you have a stringent budget, then this bike is for you. Loaded with excellent features and it is not tough on your pocket too, also so in short, you are also getting a lot of specifications at a low price, which all of us usually want along with a good brand reputation. 

It has many features such as –  

  • 60661-T6 aluminum alloy construction with forged dropouts for durability. 
  •  It has a high tensile steel fork for assured steering.
  •  It comes with Alloy linear-pull brakes, which performs quite well and provides great control.
  •  It comes with dual-sport 700C tires roll fast and smooth on the pavement with traction for trail use. 

The bike is a dual-sport hybrid bike that takes you across town and keeps going on for a longer distance without any hassle. The efficient wheels of this bike and the comfortable riding position of a mountain bike make it easier to ride, With the 21 gear combinations in the bike. You won’t feel any problem in shifting or changing gears.  

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The Trace st bike can easily  

withstand up to almost 300 pounds of rider and weight along with it. Please note that it doesn’t come with a rear rack or a front basket. It is more suitable for those riders who are between 5 feet and 8 inches to 6 feet and 1 inch tall. 

Cannondale Trail 8 

Cannondale Trail 8 is an affordable bike, perfect for those planning to buy their first bike. It is quite reasonable, good-looking, stylish, and incredibly easy to use. 

It has a famous Smart Form C3 alloy frame that Cannondale makes, especially for their bikes trail series. They are exceptionally durable and easy to use too, but it is also pretty lightweight for it’s a price, as the whole bike of Cannondale Trail weighs approx. 32 lbs. 

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Indeed, this bike is not an excellent choice to do high jumps, stunts, and aggressive descents, but it is a perfect choice for those who ride their bike in a relaxed mood and ideal for recreational rides on well paved and metallic roads. 

They are relatively cheap and affordable, and you can get it for around 150 $. This bike has 14 gears by which you can change/shift easily, as easy as the Shimano shifters. 

Cannondale Cujo 20 Plus 

This bike is for kids, and they are the best bikes under 500$, and they are basically used for mountain biking. Bike frame material is made of aluminum, and their frame is made up of smart form C3 alloy. 

And they are manufactured with smooth welding. The overall low weight of this weight is achieved by the SmartForm C3 Aluminum frame with the kids-specific geometry. It gives the rider an upright and comforting position. Therefore, kids will feel more confident and ride smoothly. 

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Cujo 20 comes with a rigid fork also with quite wide tires. Therefore, this bike is pretty easy to operate and use, and it is suitable for high terrain. 


The cheapest bike is available with great features. It is even below 300 dollars and quite handy. This bike is quite popular on amazon. The 5-spoke magnesium wheel version last year. Although it looks cool, axles are weak. . These bikes come tire size 26″ x 1.95″. But the front side needs to be upgraded for rough terrain too.

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The back can stay as it is for a while. Height is somewhere between 2.35 inches and 2.5 inches. You can also upgrade to a 27.5″ tire if you buy the appropriate-sized front fork. The mechanical disks are weak and annoyingly squeaky. This is something that the company should improve for sure. 

Trek Marlin 4 

 Trek Marlin 4 is the perfect bike for trail riding. It is ideal for new riders who are planning to buy a new mountain with knobby tires. TrekMarlin 4 has 21-speed gears with a wide range of gearing options. It provides easy riding on varied terrain. This bike performs well in muddy and wet areas.

It’s modeled for our higher-end mountain bikes, and they built with a lightweight frame of Alpha Silver Aluminium; 

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the mechanical disc brakes in both front and back sides for increased stopping power in any extreme weather conditions such as rain or harsh climate. It has a suspension fork of 75 mm size, that helps to absorb the big bumps and keep your ride comfortable. It’s built according to Trekking mountain bike heritage, and it is totally capable of taking on the trails. But it’s efficient for the daily rider too.


The masi giramondo 700cc bike comes with a beautiful brass-colored frame. TRP Spyre-C Dual Piston Mechanical Disc brakes are present in it. This bike has a cassette with an 11-36T gear range. Now, it much easier for you to ride over uneven terrain. 

Many existing customers who have purchased this bike are complaining that the rotors of these bikes are very weak and nondurable. This bike has got a Chromoly frame that has been manufactured so that it makes for a more comfortable ride. While it might not be the lightest bikes in this range and it will still provide you an enjoyable ride. 

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These are best bikes under 500$ and these bikes are durable too, so if you are planning to buy your first bike then this list will surely help you.

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