MTB frame selection on Bikester
For those of us passionate about cycling, it's often preferable to build our dream bike from the ground up. With an array of high quality and unique elements out there, it can be a wonderful opportunity to build a bike that fits your specific requirements.
At Bikester, this category has a selection of top-quality mountain bike frames in carbon, aluminium or steel.
Choosing which frame's right for you
It's vital that you choose the correct frame for your needs at the outset. Choosing the appropriate frame will determine whether you can add quick-release or thru-axle wheels, which bottom bracket standard you'll need and which brakes you can fit.
There are distinct benefits to each type of brakes on offer, be it disc (post, flat or IS mounted) or rim brakes. If you'd like to know more, our customer service team can offer you some expert advice to ensure that you make the best choice for your requirements.
When choosing from our MTB frames, it's essential that you know which type of front suspension will work with your chosen frame. You should select the correct travel fork so that your bike works as smoothly and effectively as it was designed to.
Suspension forks are an integral part of most modern mountain bikes because of the smooth ride it offers. Yet rigid forks are used by many off-road enthusiasts for the speed and performance of the classic design. Deciding what kind of riding you're going to do with your MTB is the first step to choosing your ideal frame and heading out on the first of many mountain bike adventures.
Wheel size and brake types
You can choose from several standard wheel sizes: 26" is the popular choice for dirt bikes and 27.5" and 29" are other common sizes. Some MTB frames we have available will work with a range of sizes, which gives you the opportunity to pick the wheel size you'd like. Take a moment to think about what kind of mountain bike adventuring you'll be using the bike for; cross-country, trail, sports, enduro or even downhill. You may want to mix all the different styles and want a bike that's suitable for everything.
Dartmoor is a young and rapidly expanding company from Poland. They now create high-quality bicycle frames and parts and distribute them worldwide. Their selection spans BMX, dirt, street, free-ride and downhill frames. They also sponsor the best Polish and international rider and have created a winning dirt/street team who shine at competitions. Importantly, their frames are reliable, strong and stylish.
Back in 2004 the founder of Niner, Chris Sugai, realised that just seven companies offered 29" mountain bikes at that time. Through this realisation, Niner was born. They specialise in 29er mountain bikes and also offer some cyclocross and adventure-touring frames.
Since the companies' inception, their production line's expanded. Their selection of frames offers riders the option to travel off-road, rip down trails or take part in cross-races. Niner bike frames are tried and tested, made with passion and a top choice for any MTB enthusiast.