Nashbar AT1 29er Mountain Bike

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Nashbar AT1 29er Mountain Bike
If you're looking for a 29" mountain bike that won't break the bank, the Nashbar AT1 29er mountain bike should be your first choice. The steel hardtail 29er MTB frame is incredibly durable and has excellent trail feedback. The Shimano 7-speed drive train provides more than enough gears to give you plenty of speed on the flats and still power up the hills with ease. The 29" wheels allow you to roll over some pretty gnarly singletrack with ease. It's an incredibly affordable 29" mountain bike that's ready to rock as is, or perfectly ready for some upgrades if you're in the market for a project bike.
  • Steel frame offers an excellent mix of durability, stiffness and trail feedback
  • 75mm fork of travel helps take the sting out of the trail
  • 29" wheels help you roll over obstacles with ease
  • Shimano 7-speed drive train delivers dependable, precise shifting
  • Alloy V-brakes offer powerful braking performance
Nashbar AT1 29er Mountain Bike
  • FRAME Elios 1 steel
  • FORK Zoom 29", w/ steel steerer, 75mm travel
  • REAR SHOCK N/A
  • HEADSET Neco, 1 1/8"
  • CRANKSET Prowheel, 48/38/28T, 7-speed
  • BOTTOM BRACKET Square taper
  • SHIFTERS Shimano Tourney Revo Shift, 21-speed
  • LEVERS Alloy 3-finger lever
  • HANDLEBAR Steel, 30mm rise, 25.4mm clamp
  • STEM Steel, 25.4mm, +/- 20┬░
  • FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano TX-51 triple, 31.8mm clamp
  • REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano Tourney, 7-speed
  • CASSETTE Shimano Tourney freewheel, 14-28T, 7-speed
  • BRAKES Alloy V-brakes
  • WHEELSET 32-hole double wall rims, alloy hubs (silver not as pictured)
  • TIRES Evolution, 29" x 2.0"
  • PEDALS Resin
  • SEATPOST Alloy, 25.4 mm
  • SADDLE steel rails
  • CHAIN 7-speed
  • GRIPS/TAPE Kraton rubber, closed end
  • Rating 4

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Nashbar AT1 29er Mountain Bike
 
4.1

(based on 30 reviews)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (24)
  • Versatile (16)

Cons

  • Heavy (19)

Best Uses

  • Mountain biking (24)
  • Commuting/city (20)
  • Road biking (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (20), Avid cyclist (8)
    • Cycling Style:
    • Comfort oriented (24), Speed oriented (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (26), Yes (4)

Reviewed by 30 customers

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4.0

Great deal and good value

By Prendy

from Philadelphia

About Me Avid Cyclist

Pros

  • Durable
  • Solid
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Heavy
  • Poor Directions
  • seat is ok at best

Best Uses

  • Commuting/City
  • Mountain Biking

Comments about Nashbar AT1 29er Mountain Bike:

OK - I get it. I agree with many of the comments posted. The directions to assemble the bike are poor. Have been riding for decades and had to take this to the shop to get it right.
It is heavy, and the seat is just ok at best. I had a bit of trouble getting the shifting right.
The bottom line is that this is a great bike for the money. I am surprised every time I ride it. I have paid more for a set of road pedals than I did for this bike, and I really like it.
I would recommend it to anyone looking use it for light / moderate mountain biking. Cool bike.

  • Cycling Style:
  • Comfort Oriented
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
1.0

I would not buy a bike from Nashbar again.

By Long time but disappointed customer

from Raleigh, NC

About Me Avid Cyclist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Physical product was fine.

Cons

  • Buying experience was awful.
  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Commuting/City
  • Mountain Biking

Comments about Nashbar AT1 29er Mountain Bike:

Before I purchased the bike I read all the negative reviews about the lack of assembly instructions but was disappointed in the lack of detail in the two poor assembly videos on the website but the biggest problem was that what assembly that was done by Nashbar was completely wrong. Brakes on backwards, wire routing wrong, the only way to mount the handle bars with the cables the way they were was upside down. I had to undo everything that was done. Someone at Nasbar needs to understand that a product purchase is an experience.

  • Cycling Style:
  • Speed Oriented
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
3.0

Good deal but uncomfortable feel.

By G Rat

from Nashville

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking

      Comments about Nashbar AT1 29er Mountain Bike:

      I bought this bike because i wanted to trail ride, i used to race BMX as a teenager and wanted an enexpnsive cruiser and ended up getting the 29er. The deal i got on the Nashbar site was exemplary and so good that ive told several people aboit it as im in an area with a lot of bike trails. The only complaints i have are about the brakes dront derailleur and the seat. The v brakes are AGGRAVATING to adjust and hard to find helpful YouTube videos on the matter. The front derailleur was not positioned right and chain rub was an issue in 1st gear. The seat... THIS SEAT IS TERRIBLE! It took me 2 days to assemble this bike, 2 additional days to adjust it and by the time i could finally go for a ride and enjoy the fruits of my labor i encountered the painful TERRIBLE seat. Its been about a month and i still have yet to hit the trail. Nashbar could throw in some coupons for seats etc with the purchase as well as instructions. Overall im okay with my purchase. Im thinking that i shouldn't have gptten a 29er but im npt sure because I've yet to go for a full bike ride.

      • Cycling Style:
      • Comfort Oriented
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great Bike for the Money

      By Vern

      from Tahuya, WA

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking

      Comments about Nashbar AT1 29er Mountain Bike:

      Steel frame is heavy but feels solid and comfortable riding on rough, chip sealed rural roads where I live. I was originally looking for a comfort/cruiser but soon realized that a simple, beefy MB like the Nashbar 29r was a way better choice.

      That I could get a good quality entry level bike for around $200 is amazing, so kudos. If you've shopped around at all, that's a steal for what this bike is!

      More important: I'm 6'1" and this bike with a 21" frame fits me perfectly. Again if you've shopped around, even in a bike store with assistance, it's really hard to nail down the proper size for tall folks with long legs. Nashbar made that clear and is one of the main reasons I bought the bike.

      However, I had/have serious issues with the front derailleur and its shifter and finally had my expert bike mechanic friend fix it for me which required "some" bending, etc. to achieve just so-so performance Still have some annoying chain rub. It'll get replaced soon.

      No Instructions come with the bike. I'm a new rider and I am not a mechanic. But I figured it was important to do it myself to learn. I managed to get the bike to 90% by watching youtube videos. I highly recommend GMBN (British) and Art's Cyclery who had great basic videos up on assembling and tuning my bike. The Nashbar video, which I eventually came across while searching for instructions leaves a LOT to be desired -- no details, close up views of alignments, etc.

      All in all, I'm very satisfied and recommend it to anyone looking for a good all around bike on a budget.

      • Cycling Style:
      • Comfort Oriented
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      More then expected

      By San Arthur

      from San Antonio, TX

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Confortable Ride
      • Good Components
      • Ready To Use
      • Unbeatable Price
      • Well Made

      Cons

      • Gearing Could Be Better
      • Heavy
      • Poor Instructions

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking
      • Road Biking

      Comments about Nashbar AT1 29er Mountain Bike:

      I was expecting less for my money.
      I love my bike thanks to it I´m playing/exercising every day!
      It was a challenge to put it together, but no need to pay someone else to do it for me.
      My first 29er. I don´t care about speed but size of wheels will make up hill ridding harder. Eventually I´ll invest in better gearing to offset wheel size.
      Size of wheels will seat you higher from the ground, even with the same frame size. I barely touch the ground.
      Mounted on the bike the ride is confortable.
      Breaks work perfect, no need to invest in disks.
      I installed an old set of toe clips and straps to the original pedals which are confortable even after a long day of standing.
      I got more than I expected for the price I could afford and willing to invest in a bike.

      • Cycling Style:
      • Comfort Oriented
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Nashbar AT1 29er

      By Mike

      from Hoover, AL

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Mountain Biking
          • Road Biking

          Comments about Nashbar AT1 29er Mountain Bike:

          I really like the bike but the included instructions are beyond terrible. Yes, most of the assembly is intuitive but give the new rider a break here - at least include a link to your website that shows the basic setup (think lego instructions but with fotos). You could also include web links for the Shimano front and rear derailleurs - the hardest part was getting the gears to shift correctly.

          • Cycling Style:
          • Comfort Oriented
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          Nice and well made bike

          By Din

          from Upstate ny

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Commuting/City
          • Mountain Biking
          • Road Biking

          Comments about Nashbar AT1 29er Mountain Bike:

          I have use this mosly for road biking and minimal trail bikingso far so good.

          • Cycling Style:
          • Comfort Oriented
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Solid, well built Bike

          By Jake

          from Seattle, WA

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Great Uphill
          • Quality Product
          • Rides Smooth
          • Shifts Great
          • Top Value For Price

          Cons

          • Heavy But Manageable
          • Seat Is Hard Beginner

          Best Uses

          • Commuting/City
          • Mountain Biking
          • Road Biking

          Comments about Nashbar AT1 29er Mountain Bike:

          Bike does great climbing hills on road, gravel, or grass. Easily handles high speeds smoothly and quietly while jumping right into gravel trails. Shifting feels good and is accurate. Got the biggest size frame because I'm 6'2" and its a great fit. For the price this bike is a great purchase and can easily be upgraded with more expensive parts as years progress.
          The only real cons are the seat is hard and uncomfortable, and for some this bike might be on the heavy size, but only because this is a solid well built steel framed bike.

          • Cycling Style:
          • Comfort Oriented
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Wonderful ride! Wonderful value!

          By smarbap

          from Cumming, GA

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable Ride
          • Durable
          • Solid Construction
          • Superb Handling
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Commuting/City
          • Mountain Biking
          • Road Biking

          Comments about Nashbar AT1 29er Mountain Bike:

          Bike was very well-packaged and arrived in perfect condition. Assembly was relatively simple. Very sturdy frame. Very comfortable ride. A wonderful value!

          • Cycling Style:
          • Comfort Oriented
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Nice bike

          By Dave

          from Hilton Head, South Carolina

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Commuting/City
            • Mountain Biking

            Comments about Nashbar AT1 29er Mountain Bike:

            I like this bike. Went together easily and did not need any help. Paint job is very nice. Bike is a little heavy but I need the exercise! Added a speedo, GPS and Handlebar bag. No problems so far.I use on trails and gravel roads.For the price this is a real deal.

            • Cycling Style:
            • Comfort Oriented
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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