Mountain bike introduction
Mountain bikes are designed to ride in mountainous areas. They usually have transmissions that can be changed to save effort or fast gears. Some of them have shock absorbers installed on the frame. Some of the tires are made of chocolate tread pattern to facilitate the unpaved bicycle surface. Ride on the road. The dimensions of mountain bike parts are generally in imperial units. Mountain bikes are variable speeds, and the rough tire grip is good for off-roading, and there is a shock absorption system to reduce bumps. The overall strength is greater and the impact resistance is strong. Compared with ordinary bicycles, it is less likely to be damaged when riding hard.
Mountain bike classification
Full suspension mountain bike
These bicycles have shock absorbers on the front and rear. This makes them more comfortable to ride and easier to control on rough terrain. Because the rear shock helps keep the rear wheel in contact with the ground, the bicycle has stronger traction. However, the rear shock absorber and matching hardware accessories usually make the bicycle heavier. The extra movement from the shock absorber tends to reduce pedaling efficiency, especially when sprinting and smoothly climbing. In addition, more moving parts means higher maintenance requirements.
Front suspension mountain bike
These bicycles usually have front shocks but no rear shocks. This makes them lighter and easier to maintain. Their pedaling speed is usually faster, especially during sprints and smoother climbs. However, since there is no rear shock absorber to absorb the bumps, the rider needs more control to deal with rough terrain. It also loses traction easily, especially during more difficult climbs. This is why the hard tail mountain bike has wider tires and stronger grip.