I am looking for 2 hard tail mountain bikes, one for me and one for my fiance. Preferrably as cheap as possible but a decent machine that will last, especially mine. We will both be using them on road and hard smooth surfaces like cycle trails etc mainly but I will also be using it off road a little, not enough to justify full suspension and I don't have the budget to buy a decent full suspension bike anyway.
Looking to spend somewhere between £300 and £400 all in maybe about £100 - £150 on the womens bike and up to about £250 on the guys. Any help much appreciated. The only criteria is its not some bit of rubbish own brand thats going to fall apart from a supermarket or argos etc.
Thanks in advance