Mountain Bikes have suspension to smooth the rocks and roots on rough trails, with a wide range of gears to power up the climbs. Mountain bikes come in 3 main wheel sizes. 26” wheels are nimble, 29” wheels are fast rolling and 27.5” (also called 650b) wheels are a compromise between the two. Powerful disc brakes perform in all weather conditions, an essential on wet and muddy rides.
Hardtail MTBs are ideal for cross country and recreational cycling. With over 120mm front and rear travel, full suspension mountain bikes let you ride more challenging trails. Trail bikes are best suited for trail centre loops with combined climbing efficiency and descending prowess. Enduro and downhill mountain bikes offer more capable performance on the descents. A DH bike is a specialist machine built for durability, stability and performance on technically challenging drops.