If you’re a spec nerd, scrolling through endless amounts of bikes can be daunting. Chromoly this. Sealed bearing that. “Which brand has the best bike for the lowest amount of money?” To be honest…I really don’t think there’s a direct answer. But, I did hit up multiple brands and asked them, “Which of your bikes gives the most bang for the buck?” Not just the lowest priced, but the most valuable. The one that’s the most stacked for the least amount of dollars. You’ll find their answers, along with some words from the brand employees about why… Feel free to click any of the photos or links to potentially buy a bike or simply get more info from our online store…

Fly – 2018 Proton – $600 (cassette), $650 (freecoaster)

"If you want cheap, go to Walmart! It’s not always about how much you save, it’s what you get for your money while being happy and confident with your purchase. For 2018 Flybikes are bringing you some of the most “complete” completes currently on the market, without cutting corners to make a little extra margin. We want your new bike experience to be an unforgettable one. The line features many higher than standard complete bike features and components, some of the latest technologies, along with many higher end and aftermarket signature parts. So, if you want bang for your buck and to have an amazing ride, we feel you couldn’t go wrong with the 2018 Proton complete! The bike features a full 4130 chromoly frame, fork and bars, a mix of aftermarket Flybikes and Trebol Brand parts like the Devon Smillie signature grips, Ruben graphite pedals, the brand new 2.35″ Trebol tires, Trebol double wall rims and fully sealed hubs with your choice of a 9-tooth cassette or a freecoaster starting at $600 and available in Gloss Translucent Orange or Flat Black!" --John Povah, Fly Team Manager

Size/Geometry: TT 21" | HT 75° | ST 71° | CS 13.2" | BBH 11.75" | SO 9"
Frame: Full 4130 CrMo with removable brake mounts
Fork: Full 4130 CrMo, 32mm. offset
Bars: Full 4130 CrMo
Grips: Flybikes Devon
Stem: Trebol Top Load
Headset: Internal sealed
Lever: Flybikes Manual
Brake: Flybikes Manual Springhanger
Cranks: Trebol 3, 3Pc CrMo, 175 mm.
BB: Mid, sealed
Sprocket: Trebol, alloy, 25-T
Pedals: Ruben Graphite
Chain: 410 Type
Rims: Trebol, double side walled
Front Hub: Trebol Bueno, sealed bearing, 3/8" female

 

 

GT - 2018 CONWAY TEAM COMP – $499.99

"Dan Conway’s no holds barred approach to riding requires a bike that is dependable. Technical or burly, the city streets never know how Dan is going to attack. The Conway line of bikes are built for reliability and they allow you to charge into any session with confidence." --Ben Ward, GT Product Manager

Sizes: 21.25″ Top Tube
Frame: GT FS Design, Cr-Mo Front Tri (T/T, D/T, S/T), & Chainstays, DT Gusset, MID BB , Seat Stay Mounted U-Brake, Integrated 1-1/8″ H/T w/ Removable Rotor Tabs, Odyssey Springfield Brake compatible
Fork: GT FS Design, CR-MO 1pc. Threaded Steerer & 31.8- 28.6mm Tapered O.D. Blades, 31mm Offset, 3/8″ Axle Dropouts
Chain: KMC Z410
Crank: GT Power Series Tubular Cr-Mo 3Pc., 170mm Arms, Cold Forged CR-MO 19mm x 8T Spline Spindle, 25T GT 5mm AL Chain Wheel
Bottom Bracket: MID Sealed Bearing
Pedals: GT Low Profile FS Platform Design, PP Material, Cr-Mo Axle
Rims: Alloy Double Wall, 20″ 36 Hole (F/R) Tires: GT Pool 20×2.3″ (F/R)
Hubs: Front: Alloy Body, Sealed Bearings, 36 Hole, 3/8″ x 17mm Female Bolt. Rear: Alloy Body, 5pcs Sealed Bearings, Cr-Mo 14mm x 180mm Axle, 9T Cassette, 36 Hole, 17mm Nut.
Brake: Rear: Aluminum U-Brake w/ Soft compound Pad
Brake Levers: Hinged Alloy
Handlebar: GT Freestyle 4pc. 100% Cr-Mo, 9″H x 29″W, 5-degrees Up, 9-degrees Back
Stem: New GT Top Load, 1-1/8″, Cold Forged Cap, 32mm Rise, 50mm Length
Grips: GT Super Soft 155mm Single Compound w/o Flange w/ GT removable plug Headset: 1 1/8″ Integrated Design, 45X45 Degree Sealed Bearings
Saddle: GT Pivotal Padded Seat Post: Alloy Pivotal 25.4 x 200mm

 

 

 

 

FIT BIKE CO - 2018 BEGIN FREECOASTER – $539

“Your green goes a long way when you drop it on the 2018 FITBIKECO. BEGIN FC complete. At $539, it's one of our pricier bikes, but this thing is 100% CrMo and comes spec'd with a free coaster, four piece bars, four steel pegs w/ plastic sleeves, a double wall rear rim, a svelte-looking aftermarket Barstool seat and coordinating aftermarket S&M GNS pedals. The BEGIN FC is super responsive and boasts a street-specific geometry with a short offset fork - in other words... it don't just look good, it rides good.” --Melissa Buckley, Fit Bike Co

Size/Geometry: TT 20.5″ | CS 13.11″ | HT 75.5º | ST 71º | SO 8.8″
Frame: 4130 Crmo
Forks: 4130 Crmo, Tapered Leg
Bars: Crmo 4pc 9.25″ Rise
Headset: Integrated
Brakes: Removable Brake Mounts
Front Hub: Alloy Sealed Low Flange 10mm
Rear Hub: Freecoaster Hub
Rims: Revenge Double Wall
Tyres: Fit T/A 2.4″
Gearing: 25t-9t
Cranks: Sealed Mid BB 8sp Tubular 3pc (165mm Long)
Pedals: S&M GNS Nylon
Seat: Fit Barstool Pivotal
Stem: Fit Forged Alloy Top Load
Weight: 27.7bs / 12.56KG

 

 

 

Wethepeople - 2018 Trust Complete

“The Trust might just be the best value bike in our collection. Somewhere between a mid and a high-end bike the Trust might isn't exactly the cheapest bike on the market but it packs a hell of a lot of punch and gives tremendous value for the price. We take a lot of care and time when creating our bikes and ensure that every single component is not only designed in house in Cologne, Germany but also fully relevant to our vision of the bike and it's intended rider. Based around a full aftermarket spec chromoly frame with chromoly 9" bars and forks the Trust is available as a 21" top tube cassette version with Switch Drive internals or the 20.75" top tube FC version which comes with a 4pc handlebar and a Saltplus Freecoaster with Éclat internals. The Bike is fully loaded with our latest aftermarket components like our 2.35" Feelin tires and new Logic rims. We designed the Trust to be so well spec'd that it could be ridden by any of the guys on the PRO team. Its also priced just right so it isn't beyond the hopes and dreams of younger riders out there looking to step up to a slightly more advanced bike which will take them to that next step. The bike is so close to what our PRO team ride that during our MANIFESTO WEEK product unveiling in California guys like Dillon Lloyd and Ed Zunda fell instantly in love with the bike and didn't want to put it down. To round it off, the Trust is available in two amazing colour schemes which will leave your jaw dragging on the floor." --Dave Patterson, WTP Product Developer

Frame: 4130 full crmo, tapered SS & CS, removable pivots & guides, invest cast dropout with intg. chain tensioner
Fork: SALTPLUS "EX" fork, full 4130 crmo , 1pc formed crmo steerer 26mm offset
Bars: SALTPLUS “HQ” 4pc full 4130 crmo bar
Grips: WETHEPEOPLE "Remote" flangeless grips
Stem: SALTPLUS "Field" cnc alloy top loading stem, 50mm reach
Headset: SALT "PRO" int. headset, sealed bearing
Gyro: no / holes for removable gyro tabs
Lever: SALTPLUS "Geo" hinged alloy brake lever
Brakes:ÉCLAT “Talon” alloy u-brake-rear
Cranks: SALTPLUS "ELITE" (L&R) tubular 3pc crank crmo 170mm, 48 spline
BB: SALT "Mid" 19mm, press fit, sealed bearing
Pedals:  ÉCLAT "Slash" nylon/fiberglass pedals
Chain: SALT "AM" chain, 510h type
Sprocket SALTPLUS "Trident" 6061-T6 alloy, 26t sprocket
Driver: 9t, 1pc freecoaster driver, sealed bearing
Front Hub: SALTPLUS "Trapez" hub, sb, 3/8"s female bolts, 36h
Rear Hub: SALTPLUS "PRO” freecoaster hub, full sealed, 9t, 14mm axle, 36h, RSD
Hubguards: SALTPLUS “PRO” Nylon/Fibreglass front (x2) & rear hubguards
Front Rim: WETHEPEOPLE "Logic" double wall sleeved rim, 36h
Rear Rim: WETHEPEOPLE "Logic" double wall sleeved rim, 36h
Seat: WETHEPEOPLE "Trust" fat padded pivotal seat
Seat Post: SALT "AM" pivotal seat post, alloy, 150mm
Seat Clamp: integrated seat clamp
Tires: WETHEPEOPLE “Feelin” tire, 2.35″ front & rear
Weight: 25.97lbs

 

 

 

HARO – Chad Kerley AM – $599us

“The idea when we sat down with Chad to design his CK model was to make it more affordable than his $1,000+ signature model from a couple of years ago, yet not lose any of the bike's flavor. Chad has a style all his own and we wanted to make sure that his new bike reflected that style. At $599 you can count on all the basics; full chromoly frame, fork and bars, fully sealed double-wall wheels, etc. but what you might not expect is Chad's signature stem and tires, plus our own CNC-machined Team disc sprocket. Add in the fact that it's the only bike in our line to come spec'd with a LSD freecoaster hub and it should be crystal clear that this is Chad's bike through and through.” --James Ayres, Haro Bikes

Size: 21.21″ top tube, 13″ chainstay, 11.5″ BB height, 75-degree headtube
Frame: 100% crmo frame w/ integrated head tube, tapered seat and chain stays, welded seat clamp and removable brake and cable mounts
Fork: 100% crmo fork w/ internal threaded 1-pc CNC steer tube, tapered legs and 5mm dropouts
Cranks: Haro 1978 3-pc crmo 8-spline 175mm,
Sprocket: Haro Team Disc 28T CNC alloy Gearing 28/9
Pedals: Haro “1978” plastic
Tires: Premium CK 20×2.40 F/R
Hubs: 3/8″ F / 14mm R straight axles, 36H alloy shell LSD free-coaster w/ 9T driver
Rims: Haro Sata 36H alloy double wall F/R
Brake: Haro 1978 Alloy 990
Brake Lever: Tektro alloy
Grips: Haro Team Grips
Handle Bar: 100% crmo 8.75″ rise
Seat: Haro Tri-pod

 

 

Volume – Billy Perry Transit Bike – $489.99

“Bill Perry's signature Transit is a bike that you'll get the most bang for your buck when buying a mid-level complete bike.   While Billy has been in the YouTube spotlight for his videos, he's also paid attention to what his followers want out of a bike from all the comments he receives and came up with the Transit bike; A great bike that resembles what he rides every day aftermarket, looks good and at an affordable price of $489.” --Brian Castillo, Volume Bikes Owner

Frame: Chromoly front triangle
Geometry: 21" TT, 13" CS, 75.25º HT, & 9" ST Height
Fork: Hi-Ten 2-pc steerer tube, threaded for pre-load bolt
Bars: 4-pc Mad Dog type 9" high & 29" wide
Stem: Volume Staple V2 Top Load
Headset: Genesis Sealed Integrated
Seat: Volume VLM Pivotal
Seat Post: Pivotal
Seat Clamp: Built Into Frame
Brakes: Odyssey Springfield
Brake Lever: Odyssey Springfield
Brake Cable: Linear
Grips: Volume VLM w/ Bar Plugs
Cranks: Genesis Octagon 19mm 48-Splined 3pc Tubular Chromoly 175mm Chainring: Alloy 25t
Bottom Bracket: Sealed Mid 19mm
Pedals: Odyssey Twisted PC
Rims: Genesis Turbine Double Wall 36h (Front & Rear)
Front Hub: Genesis Turbine Loose Ball 3/8"
Rear Hub: Genesis Turbine Sealed 14mm Cassette
Driver: Sealed 9t
Chain: KMC Z410
Tires: Volume 20x 2.4" (Front & Rear)
Weight: 33lbs

 

 

 

Kink – 2018 Gap Freecoaster – $389.99

“All new for 2018, the Gap FC features the same great Kink Gap specs, but now with a sealed freecoaster rear wheel for just $389.99.” --Matt Antes, Kink Product Manager

Toptube Length: 20.5″
Chainstay Length: 13.25″
Headtube Angle: 75°
Seattube Angle: 71°
Standover Height: 9"
Bottom Bracket Height: 11.6″
Fork Offset: 32mm
Frame Material: 100% 4130 Chromoly HT, TT and DT
Toptube Length: 20.5″
Fork: Kink Stryker 4130 Chromoly Steerer, Tapered Fork Legs
Bars: Kink Grizzly CC 9" 100% 4130 Chromoly
Grips: Kink Ace Flangeless
Barends: Kink Thrust
Stem: Kink Bold HRD 50mm
Headset: Mission Sealed Integrated
Brake Lever: Mission Token
Brake Cable: Mission L3 Linear
Brakes: Mission Cease
Cranks: Kink Ridge 3pc Tubular Chromoly 175mm - 8 Spline
Bottom Bracket: Sealed Mid 19mm
Pedals: Kink Hemlock
Chain: Mission 410
Sprocket: Mission Rank 25T
Front Hub: Mission Echo Unsealed 3/8" Axle
Rear Hub: Mission Deploy Sealed Freecoaster 14mm
Driver: Sealed 9T
Front Rim: Mission X7 36H
Rear Rim: Mission X7 36H
Seat: Kink Gibbs Pivotal
Seat Post: Mission Pivota
Seat Clamp: Mission Slim
Front Tyre: Kink Sever 2.4″
Rear Tyre: Kink Sever 2.4″
Weight: 25lb 15oz

 

 

2018 Division Spurwood

“Street ready with 4 x plastic pegs, 4 x hub guards, 2 x 2.4″ fat tires, full CrMo frame, forks, bars & cranks, a free coaster plus our amazing ACG Stem this bike is ready to hit the ledges & rails right out of the box.” --Clint Millar, Division Owner

Frame: Division Spurwood Full CrMo, 21"TT, 13.1" rear, 75.5º HA, 70º ST, MID BB, Integrated Headset. 9" Standover.
Forks: Division Full CrMo, One piece CNC steer tube, Tapered Fork Legs.
Handlebars: Division 9.5" rise 29.5" wide Full CrMo
Braking System: Caliper brakes front & back.
Grips: Division Sierra
Headset: Integrated
Stem: Division ACG CNC Top Load
Sprocket: Division 25T alloy.
Crankset: Division 3pce CrMo Tubular 48 spline, 170mm.
Bottom Bracket: Sealed Mid 19mm.
Chain: KMC Z510.
Pedals: Colony Fantastic Plastic
Rims: Alloy Double Wall 36h.
Front Tyre: 20" x 2.4"
Rear Tyre: 20" x 2.4"
Spokes: Black steel.
Front Hub: Division Tactical Female axle, 36 hole, Sealed Bearing.
Front Hub Guards: Alloy Guards x 2
Rear Hub: Division Freecoaster, KHE internals, 36 hole, 14mm axle, Fully Sealed Bearing w/9t driver.
Rear Hub Guard: Division CrMo Multi Side Guard x 2
Pegs: Division Dynamic Plastic/Alloy x 4 pieces
Seat & Seatpost: Division Optic Fat Seat/Post Combo.
Weight: 10.7kgs
Available in ED Black/Matte teal

 

 

 

2018 Colony Sweet Tooth – $853

“Alex Hiam is a weapon on the bike. If you want to ride like Alex then grab his pro model bike here. Full pro level Sweet Tooth frame & forks, Squareback Stem, Wasp hub set & Grip Lock tires is just the start of the parts list. Grab this bike & try to keep up with Alex’s ever changing & unique riding style, we dare you.” --Clint Millar, Colony Owner

Frame: Colony Sweet Tooth Pro Alex Hiam Signature Full CrMo 20.7" TT 13.25" rear, 75.2 HT, 71 ST, Mid BB, Integrated Headset. Extra wide tire clearence. With removable brake mounts & hardware.
Stand over Height: 8.5" (centre of BB shell to centre of TT)
Forks: Colony Sweet Tooth Full Heat Treated CrMo tapered legs with 1 piece CNC steer tube.
Brakes: Alloy 990 style (rear) with clear pads
Cables: Linear Slick (rear)
Headset: Integrated
Stem: Colony Squareback Top Load Full CNC 7075T6 Alloy
Bars: Colony Full CrMo 9.0" Rise, 29.5" Width.
Grips: Colony Much Room
Sprocket: Colony Endeavour Alloy 25T
Cranks: Colony CrMo Tubular 48 spline 19mm spindle
Bottom Bracket: Sealed Mid 19mm
Chain: KMC
Pedals: Colony Fantastic Plastic
Rims: Colony Pintour 36h.
Front Tyre: Colony Griplock 20--2.35"
Rear Tyre: Colony Griplock 20--2.2"
Spokes: Black
Front Hub: Colony Wasp Alloy, Female Axle, Full Sealed Bearing, 36h
Rear Hub: Colony Wasp Alloy Cassette, 14mm Female axle, Full Sealed Bearing with 9t driver, 36h
Seat & Seatpost: Colony Alex Hiam Fat Seat/Post Combo
Weight: 10.5kgs
Comes in Dark Metal Purple with Rainbow.

 

 

 

The Mongoose L100 – $289

At home in the streets or at the park, the Legion L100 boasts a 4130 full chromoly frame with removable brake mounts, a 4130 chromo fork, 3-piece tubular chromoly cranks, wide double-wall rims and a female front axle just to name a few of the highlights. Plus, it’s designed after Kevin Peraza’s geometry. All for only $289 MSRP. Because buying your first complete shouldn't have to break the bank.”  - Steve Wilcox, Mongoose Marketing Manager

 

Frame: 4130 chromoly; removable brake mounts; integrated headset & mid BB shell
Fork: 4130 chromoly; 1-1/8″ threadless steerer; taper leg
Crank: 3-piece tubular cromo,175 mm,25T alloy chainring
Bottom Bracket: Mid sealed bearing; 8-spline axle
Cog Set: 9T cassette driver
Chain: KMC® Z410
Rims: Alloy double-wall 36H
Front Hub: Alloy, 3/8″ female axle with bolt; 36H
Pedals: Plastic body with 9/16″ axle
Handlebar: Mongoose® chromoly 8.75″
Stem: Mongoose® top load50 mm Ext.
Headset: Threadless 1 1/8″ integrated Brake Levers:
Alloy Spokes: 14G black Saddle: Mongoose® Pivotal
Seat Post: Steel, 25.4; pivotal