I've seen that Mongoose still has the Sabrosa for $1099, but it's 700c. That may not be the least expensive way to go, but it has parts that can be used elsewhere unlike many of the other commuter bikes.mike007 said:There's complete commuter bikes for a bit under a thousand on up, and the wheel I see some for 700c and hardly any for 26". But no complete 26" hardtails. It would have to be a custom job.
Oh, I forgot to put the bikes. . just a few, just google for details; Fusion, Schwinn, Civia, Soho, Carrera, Bad Boy, Merida, . . there's a couple others.