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Mountain Bikes

Mountain bikes are especially designed bicycles for off-road or unpaved use. They have a robust frame with a suspension fork, large tires with pronounced treads, multi-speed multiple gear systems and powerful brakes for safe control of the bike. Mountain bikes can also be used in urban conditions, particularly useful when riding over potholes and curbs.

Know your mountain bikes

Mountain bikes have been gaining on popularity far and wide since their modest beginning in the 70’s. Their design is dictated by its purpose. Generally, their main distinction from road bikes is in geometry.
  • Then comes a stronger mountain bike frame.
  • Mountain bike tires and wheels sizes are usually 27.5 and 29 inches – smaller ones being tougher and easier to maneuver, while 29 inch give better grip and a smoother ride. Tires are knobby to give extra grip as opposed to smooth road bike tires and withs are from 2.1 to 2.5 inches.
  • Dropper post has become an essential part of modern mountain bikes.
  • Disc brake strong enough to halt a bike down any terrain
  • Derailleur is usually only the rear one with the cassette of 11 to 12 sprockets and in the front they mostly come with one chainring, so no front derailleur. They can come with options of front derailleur, with hub gears, or with gear box integrated into the frame, but it is very rare.
  • Handlebars are straitened out.
There are two main categories of mountain bikes: hardtails and full-suspension bikes.
  • Hardtails do not have a rear shock and have either a suspension fork or a rigid fork.
  • Full-suspension bikes are defined by having both front and rear suspension.
Further categorization recognizes:
  • Cross-country bikes or XC feature steeper geometry than other types of mountain bikes and are designed for pure speed and efficiency, especially going uphill. They are usually hardtail, so not really for to tough terrains. Because of their speed they are ideal for cross-country races and marathons.
  • Trail bikes and enduro bikes are designed to offer greater comfort than cross-country, will have a dropper post and will have more powerful brakes and will go up and downhill with more comfort than a cross-country bike.
  • Downhill bikes are designed to do only one thing: going downhill fast and will race against the clock on the downhill sections, uphill on the other hand, you’d better push it. They’ll have dual-crown forks, longer wheelbase and very strong tires.
  • Electric mountain bikes or e-mtb are designed to further add to the comfort by assisting the ascend with an electric motor cleverly stored inside a chassis. Descend is free wheeled.

Take a look at our offer

At Velo Deals you will find a great offer of various mountain bikes, yours is to choose the one based on your needs and expectations. If you have any questions in regards to purchasing your brand-new mountain bike - feel free to contact us and we will be more than ready to assist you!