Choosing a mountain bike can be confusing due to the range of bikes available. Stead Cycles help you to choose the right bike based on your rides and the types of slopes you tackle.
1. How Long your Rides are
The amount of time you spend in the saddle is a key factor when choosing your mountain bike.
If your rides aren't very steep and are on easy ground, without too many obstacles, you want a bike with:
- An 80 mm suspension fork, for comfort and safety,
- Knobby tyres, for more grip,
- Gears, for adapting to the steepness and tackling both climbs and descents.
- An aluminium frame with variable thicknesses or a carbon frame to optimise the bike's weight and rigidity and, therefore, performance
- Air suspension, to improve shock absorption and for more accurate adjustment,
- A single chain ring system for faster and more effective gear shifts.
- Disc brakes that are effective in all weather conditions,
- Suspension with an 80 to 100 mm travel.