Take the joy and thrill of your ride into the wilderness for a change of pace! Mountain biking is one of the fastest growing disciplines in the cycling world and after one trail-ride, you will see why. Taking your workout into the woods not only adds benefit to your road riding but it builds your ability to think on the fly and strengthen your core while enjoying the sights in your local woodland areas. Like road biking, there are different categories of mountain bikes. A Big-Air Downhill rider is going to ride something different than a cross country speed demon, just like a professional criterium racer is going a road bike that is totally different than a rider who is commuting to work and doing long rides on the weekends. In order to help you sift through the many different wheel sizes, tire sizes, frame styles, and suspension set ups we have created this page as your one stop information center to inform your new favorite investment!
From cross country racing to big-air downhill riding, full suspension bikes offer a ride to fit the needs for all types of riders due to the wide variety of available wheel sizes, geometries, and frame materials. Full suspension bikes offer the most frame flexibility and low impact on the joints of the rider without sacrificing control or speed. The choice for the majority of mountain riders, full-suspension bikes offer a ride you need to feel to believe.
The favorite of most mountain riders in looking for speed and affordable fun, front suspension bikes offer a mix of new-school and old-school mountain riding. The Suspension fork which come equipped on this style of mountain bike takes the pressure on the hands of the rider away yet offers minimal frame flex, allowing more effort to translate from the pedals to the ground. This increased power transfer leads to faster average speeds, greater climbing efficiency, and more energy to ride longer as the rider loses less to the suspension then they would on a full suspension mountain bike.
Though usually found on Fat bikes, Mid-fat bikes, or niche bikes, fully rigid bikes offer a ride like no other. Tapping into the roots of mountain bike geometry, rigid frames offer a one-to-one riding experience. Feel every bump, tackle every obstacle, build your skills with a bike that doesn't correct anything. Just ride. Rigid bikes offer the best overall workout and the most efficient pedaling ability by allowing all of your power to transfer to the ground rather than being lost to your suspension. Strengthen your core by self correcting as you ride and keep your balance as you navigate through any and all terrain. Experience mountain biking in its purest form with a rigid bike.
Front Suspension Options
Rear Suspension Options
There are very few things we consider must have items with the exception of a few. These are some of the essential items your should take with you on every ride to ensure your ride quality and safety is not compromised.
The question we get asked most often by customers who have either just purchased mountain bikes or customers looking to broaden their horizons is, "Where is there a good place to ride around here?" There are too many answers to this question for us to pick just one. We have complied a page full of our favorite local trails systems to explore!
Follow us on RideSpot.org to see all of our favorite routes and share your favorite rides with us! What's RideSpot? We are glad you asked! RideSpot was developed to make riding new routes, discovering new rides, and connecting with new people easier than ever before. Your one stop app which allows you to follow turn by turn rides on tour phone, or download them right to your Garmin to ride. Through RideSpot, you can even upload your own rides, attach photos and descriptions for others to enjoy! We love RideSpot and even had a hand in its development, check it out, its the best FREE app you will ever download!