Mountain Bike Real Cost Calculator

Mountain bike real cost calculator


Use our Mountain Bike Real Cost Calculator to determine if you made out like a bandit or got hosed.

How Much Did That Bike Really Cost You?

We have developed this calculator to prove that no matter how much you spend on a your kids’ mountain bikes, or your bikes for that matter — mountain biking is always worth it! Over the years, we have learned that high-quality mountain bikes have the highest resale value. Use this calculator and let us know if you agree by commenting below.
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You Win Some – You Lose Some

In our experience, we have found some really good deals as well as the occasional self-induced money pit. Our first kid’s downhill bike was a Kona Stinky 2-4. We bought it used for only $250; owned it for 4 years and sold it for $300. On the other side of the coin, dad’s last bike cost $2,300 and there were close to $1,500 in upgrades and maintenance. It sold for $1,800.

Kona Stinky 2-4, a great kid bike
This kid-sized Stinky 2-4 was the best deal ever.
Dad's old Trek Remedy 7
Dad just could not stop upgrading this thing.