At Eurocycles, you’ll find a complete selection of mountain bikes for fast downhills and fun trails. From the budget-friendly Scott Aspect range to assisted electric mountain bikes, we have a MTB for any off-road enthusiast.
Although relatively recent (the first purpose-built MTB dates from 1978), mountain bikes are popular amongst cyclists looking to explore unpaved paths and trails. Their versatility pleases adventure seekers of all levels and abilities. Mountain bicycles are specifically designed for off-road cycling and rugged terrain. They are equipped with features that make them suitable for tackling various trails, paths, and challenging environments. At Eurocycles, we carry a full range of MTB for all riders and disciplines. From trail/all-mountain MTB to more specific enduro, cyclo-cross and downhill mountain bikes, we have a Scott, Ridgeback or Bergamont quality mountain bicycle for you.
Some mountain bikes specific features are:
1. Frame: Usually, mountain bike frames are made of materials such as aluminium, steel, carbon fibre, or titanium. They are designed to withstand the stresses of off-road riding and often have features like suspension systems. 2. Suspension: Mountain bikes can have suspension systems to absorb shocks and bumps from rough terrain. There are two main types:
Front Suspension (Hardtail): These bikes have a suspension fork at the front, providing shock absorption for the front wheel.
Full Suspension (Dual Suspension): These bicycles come equipped with both front and rear suspension, providing improved comfort and control when riding on extremely rough trails.
3. Mountain Bike Tyres: Compared to tyres for road or hybrid bikes, mountain bike tyres are wider and have more aggressive tread patterns. This design allows for better traction on uneven surfaces, mud, rocks, and loose terrain. 4. Gearing: Riding a mountain bike often requires navigating steep inclines and rapid descents, which is why they typically come equipped with a diverse range of gears. These gears can be operated through a traditional drivetrain that utilizes both front and rear derailleurs or a newer single-chainring system. 5. Handlebars: Mountain bikes often have flat or riser handlebars that allow for a more upright riding position, better control, and manoeuvrability on technical trails.
Types of Mountain Bikes:
There are several subtypes of mountain bikes designed for specific purposes:
Cross-Country (XC): Designed for speed and efficiency on varied terrain.
Trail: This bike is designed for both climbing and descending, making it great for various types of trails.
Enduro: Built for aggressive descents and challenging technical sections.
Downhill: Specifically designed for steep descents and extreme terrain, often with significant suspension travel.
Fat Bikes: These bikes have oversized tyres for improved traction on soft surfaces like snow and sand.
All-Mountain: Versatile bikes that can handle a mix of climbing and descending, leaning towards aggressive riding.
Mountain biking offers a diverse range of experiences, from leisurely trail riding to competitive racing. With our MTB range, you can find a mountain bike that matches your riding style and the type of trails you plan to tackle. And if you are seeking a less demanding substitute, why not check our assortment of high-quality electric MTB?