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Mountain Bike Designs

June 23, 2015

The designs for mountain bikes can be classified into categories based on suspension, or lack thereof.

  • Hardtail – A frame with no rear suspension, often containing a front suspension fork.
  • Fully rigid – This is a sub type of hardtail, with a rigid fork.
  • Dual or full suspension – These bikes offer a front suspension fork and a rear suspension that are integrated into the frame.
  • Soft tail – Offers a frame with a small amount of rear suspension, normally less than a full suspension frame.

The different designs of bikes in mountain biking will offer you what you need for your unique style of riding. You’ll want a different bike for different terrain, such as cross country or downhill. As the terrain changes, you’ll want to make sure you have the right bike for the job. If you are new to mountain biking, you’ll find the different designs to be very enticing yet very challenging at the same time.

Each design serves a purpose with mountain biking. There are also several other designs which reflect on the many challenging disciplines in the sport of mountain biking. No matter what type of mountain biking you like to do, there are bikes for that specific discipline.

Again, if you’re new to mountain biking, you’ll want to check out the many designs and types of biking before you purchase a bike. Mountain biking can be a lot of fun but it can also be very dangerous if you don’t have the right bike for the terrain. Before you decide to buy a bike and hit the trails, make sure you have the right design of mountain bike for the riding you are planning on doing.

We offer a variety of rental bikes with hard tail and full suspension designs.  Let us know what type of riding you intend to do and we can hook you up with some wheels to help you decide on the design of your next mountain bike purchase.  Naturally, we can help with that purchase too!

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