Although mountain bikes or MTB falls under one banner like much like road bikes, the type and purpose of each bike can be worlds apart. Mountain bikes are tailor-made for specific terrain and riding styles. Some bikes feature generous suspension front and rear to deal with big drops and rough trails; others don’t have any suspension at all to be lighter and faster on smooth trails; while others have limited suspension in an attempt to find the right balance between speed and support. To throw a little more confusion into the mix, there are also new subclasses of mountain bikes, such as ‘Fat’ bikes, built for tackling sand and slippery terrain.
types of mountain bikes