Mountain Bike Overview
Firstly why choose a mountain bike? Mountain bikes are the most popular bikes to purchase, a rider's Mt Bike will allow him or her full control of where he wants to go. The mountain bike rider can ride his bicycle on the road, up a mountain and even through the water fords. Mtb's are basically the all purpose bike for nearly any occasion. Selecting the right mountain bike for your style of riding will greatly affect your level of enjoyment.
There are three main types of Mountain Bikes: The Rigid Mountain Bike, the Hard Tail Mountain Bike and the Dual Suspension Mountain Bike. Each individual name is referring to the type of suspension on the Mountain Bike which plays a major part in not only the comfort, but what is best suited for the style of Mountain Biking you will be doing.
Mountain bikes are built for riding off the beaten track. They have tough frames, good brakes, knobby tyres and lots of gears. The table below outlines the key characteristics of both the Rigid and Hardtail mountain bike.
When purchasing a mountain bike there are other multiple factors to consider.
|Mountain bikes can be expensive, make your budget first and then choose a mountain bike that not only fits it but also suits your style of riding.|
|Make sure the mountain bike fits you and is the correct size for your height. Ask someone at the local bike shop what size mountain bike you should purchase.|
|Compare different brands and models of mountain bikes, this will make it easier to find the Mountain bike that you like.|
Mountain Bike Brands:
There are a huge range of different Mountain Bike Brands available. Some of these brands offer a complete range of bikes to suit every terrain and activity while some specialise in particular areas. Some of the world's most popular brands are:
- Search for Cannondale mountain bikes.
- Search for Mongoose mountain bikes.
- Search for Giant mountain bikes.
- Search for Malvern Star mountain bikes.
- Search for Avanti mountain bikes.
- Search for Trek mountain bikes.
- Search for Merida mountain bikes.
- Search for Apollo mountain bikes.
If you have any specific questions about our Mountain bike range, or would simply like to hear more about what makes Mountain bikes so much fun, please feel free to contact us directly.