Mountain bikes, or MTBs for short, are specifically intended for off-road riding. They’re designed to offer robust durability, better performance and greater comfort on rougher terrain – so features include a robust frame, knobby off-road tyres and a wide range of gears. Because mountain bike gear-shifting systems cover an extra-wide range of gears, they can cope with almost every kind of path, from steep mountain trails to winding gravel roads. Nearly all mountain bikes are equipped with disc brakes for superior stopping power, control and safety.
MTBs are split into two main types:
Full-suspension (aka fullys) are, as the name suggests, full-suspension mountain bikes with a front suspension fork and rear shock
Hardtail models come equipped with a front suspension fork and a fixed rear end
Mountain bike models differ greatly from each other in terms of technology, despite sharing several common features. Choosing the right MTB depends on what you’re going to use it for. At Bikester.co.uk we stock a selection of full-suspension and hardtail models across the following expertise levels and disciplines:
Beginners: hardtails and full-suspension
Cross country (XC): hardtails and full-suspension
Touring and trail hardtails and full-suspension bikes
4X (four cross), pump track, street style and dirt jump hardtails
Freeride and downhill full-suspension bikes
All mountain and enduro full-suspension bikes
Fat bike hardtails
We also offer a wide range of womens hardtail and full-suspension mountain bikes from brands such as Liv, Ghost and Cube. Although women don’t necessary have to buy a ladies bike, these models can provide greater comfort, especially for longer rides. These bikes are constructed with tweaked geometry, adapted frames and shorter handlebars which better fit the body of most female riders; as well as female-specific saddle designs.
Childrens mountain bikes feature a solid aluminium frame, special MTB tyres and come equipped with all the same essential components as MTB models for adults. Kids mountain bikes offer improved safety and comfort for smaller riders. Many junior bikes are based on mountain bike models, but also come equipped with basic road equipment like lights and mudguards for added versatility and practicality.
We also offer electrically-assisted full-suspension and hardtail mountain bikes from HAIBIKE, ORBEA and many more, for riders looking for a little extra electrical assistance. These e-MTBs help you cover greater distances and ride local trails for longer than ever before.