Mountain bikes are specifically created for off-road cycling. This includes trails, paths, rocks, streams, steep declines, dirt trails, logging roads, fire paths and a whole range of other stuff. Mountain Bikes are built with this in mind and are very different to other types of bike. Most mountain bikes use wheels with 26-inch tyres and nobbly bits for traction. Since 2000, front and rear suspension has become commonplace, although some us prefer old school mountain bikes, known as hard tail bikes. Hard tail mountain bikes have front suspension but no rear suspension, weigh less and are more pedal efficient when the terrain is smooth, than full suss bikes. A good number of single track racers still use hardtails for these reasons. There are a wide variety of hardtail mountain bike brands including GT, Kona, Mongoose, Saracen, Trek and many more.
The 2012 Trek Bikes see a new setup on the singletrack and technical trail bikes with the addition of Fox DRCV Forks. The DRCV rear shock is already well established on other Trek bikes, such as on the Trek Remedy, Trek Fuel EX and Trek Rumblefish platforms. DRCV stands for Dual Rate Control Valve, which [...]
Looking after your bike frame is more than just about aesthetics – although that’s important too. Depending on the material of the frame, deep scratches and cable abrasions can be potential sites for corrosion. Keeping the frame in good condition will also help if you ever want to sell the bike on second hand. There’s [...]
Steel Bike Frames Original bike frames were made from steel. Bicycle frames made from steel are perhaps less popular than they once were but in recent years, their popularity has started to return. Bike manufacturers such as Pinarello and Basso are known to use steel frames and use a variety of tube sets and designs [...]
The mountain bike parts that help your mountain bike fit together in a functioning whole should be regularly inspected, repaired, replaced, cleaned, and spot-checked for optimal use out on the mountain trails. There are so many parts that are integral to your bike and are also accessories to checking into the other parts of your [...]
434 that’s it, that’s all you need to know, review over. Okay, maybe not. The 434 refers to the weight, 434g, which we will come back to later. DMR V12 Magnesium 9/16 Inch Pedals are the ultimate platform pedal. Die-cast from a special magnesium alloy that is 30 percent lighter than aluminium but just as [...]