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Guide 2 Cycling   >   Mountain Bikes

 

Mountain Bikes

Mountain Bikes


When mountain bikes first began to become popular it was quite common to hear both non-cyclists and people who had been riding road bikes for years asking why. After all, except for the most expensive models, mountain bikes are often quite heavy and clunky, and besides, (with a few exceptions), most cities are not known for containing mountains!

However, mountain bikes turn out to be ideal for many commuters. Although heavy, they are also robust and sturdy, and therefore stand up well to city riding. Additionally, many people find mountain bikes easier to ride than road bikes, because mountain bikes have gears and brakes that can be accessed without taking your hands off the grips.

Of course, there are things about mountain bikes which aren't ideal for urban use. Big chunky tyres designed for muddy tracks are not the best for city streets, a gear range designed for steep mountain slopes may not ideal for urban areas, and although city cycling can be tough on a bike, it's not nearly as tough as riding on a mountain - and hence frames can be overly strong (and hence heavy). If you feel strongly about these things, perhaps you ought to consider a hybrid bike, which has many of advantages of a mountain bike, but is more adapted to the urban environment.

On the other hand of course there are advantages to mountain bikes, and their extra strength is a positive boon if you find yourself carrying a lot of weight on your bike. Furthermore, after you have started riding a mountain during your regular commute to work, you may eventually be tempted to try the off-road experience at weekends.

Here are some mountain bikes:

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Kent KZ2600 Dual-Suspension Mountain Bike, 26-Inch

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Kent KZ2600 Dual-Suspension Mountain Bike, 26-Inch
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  • 26-inch full suspension aluminum MTB frame
  • Shimano 21 Speed Shifters with Rear Tourney Derailleur
  • Alloy Wheel Rims
Product Description:
The Shogun KZ2600 Mountain Bike features a full-suspension, strong aluminum frame that utilizes a floating beam suspension design that is mated to a suspension fork. The KZ2600 features 21 Speed Shimano Shifters and rear derailleur. The drivetrain finishes up with a strong aluminum wheel set featuring V-shape rim profile and high-flange alloy hubs. Stopping is handled by disk brakes on the front and rear. This bicycle is rugged, good looking, and built for the long haul.

Schwinn High Timber Men's Mountain Bike 29" Wheel, 18" Medium Frame Size Blue

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Schwinn High Timber Men s Mountain Bike 29" Wheel, 18" Medium Frame Size Blue
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  • Schwinn steel mountain-style frame and Schwinn suspension fork combine for a durable and responsive riding experience
  • Alloy linear pull brakes supply crisp all-condition stopping
  • Schwinn alloy cranks with triple chain rings offer optimal gearing and less maintenance on your end
Product Description:
It's time to unleash your inner rider. Get on the 29 inch men's Schwinn high Timber and feel the stress of the day instantly melt away with that first, emphatic pedal. This bike is designed to handle dirt and gravel trails or works for a casual ride around the neighborhood. Riding with your friends, check; riding for stress reduction, check; riding for the simple pleasure of feeling the wind tickle your face, check. Say Hello to a bike with 21-speed Shimano twist Shifters, a Shimano rear derailleur, and a steel mountain-style frame with a front suspension fork so you don't feel all those bumps and thumps when you're out on the path. Big 29er all-terrain tires, alloy rims and alloy hubs provide the durability and traction you need to own the trail, while alloy cranks keep things running smoothly. All that and even more features that will make you wish you hadn't waited so long. Go already. feel happy and ride. Like all Schwinn bikes, the high Timber comes with a limited lifetime for as long as you own the bike. Enjoy the freedom of riding a Schwinn.

Stowabike 26" MTB V2 Folding Dual Suspension 18 Speed Gears Mountain Bike

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Stowabike 26" MTB V2 Folding Dual Suspension 18 Speed Gears Mountain Bike
 
  • Frame: 26" steel Stowabike folding frame
  • 18-Speed Mountain Bike
  • Brake: steel v-brakes
Product Description:
If you consider this just as a mountain bike, it stacks up pretty well against its competition. Dual suspension, quality components from suppliers; it's tough and built to last, and looks great too.

But where this bike really comes into a league of its own is when you consider its incredible folding frame. For so many people, space is at a premium, whether it's storage space at home, space in the car, or even space on public transport. This bike allows you to keep all the fun of a mountain bike even in tight spaces.

Features

-Frame: 26" steel folding frame
-Fork: 26" suspension steel fork
-Shock: spring shock
-Chain: KMC C30 chain
-Left Shifter: 3 speed grip shifter
-Right Shifter: run 6 speed grip shifter
-Front Derailleur: Sunrun FD-QD-35
-Rear Derailleur: RD-HG-03
-Freewheel: 6 speed
-Rims: Single wall alloy
-Tyres: Wanda 26×1.95"
-Pedals: NECO WP-391
-Brake: steel v-brakes
-Handlebar: steel handlebar with steel stem
-Grips: Black rubber
-Saddle: Mountain bike saddle
-Kickstand: steel kickstand
-Overall Dimensions: 67.3 x 23.2 x 55.1in
-Size when folded: 38.2 x 12.6 x 29.5in
-Max. User weight : 177lbs
-Weight: 38.5lbs

Huffy Hardtail Mountain Bike, Summit Ridge

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  • With 21 speeds to conquer the trails, the Huffy Summit Ridge is ready for outdoor adventures; just follow the steps in our product manual
  • Slight-rise handlebar enables upright riding to minimize back and shoulder strain

Mongoose Dolomite Fat Tire Mountain Bike, Featuring 17-Inch/Medium High-Tensile Steel Frame, 7-Speed Shimano Drivetrain, Mechanical Disc Brakes, and 26-Inch Wheels, Light Blue, Navy Blue, and Red

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  • Conquer any off-road trail with ease with this steel-framed mountain bike with supersized all-terrain knobby tires
  • The threadless headset is adjustable for riders of different heights. For added speed and performance, the strong, lightweight alloy rims keep the weight down
Product Description:
For almost 40 years, Mongoose has been in the dirt, on the trails, and off the ramps. Founded in 1974 in a Southern California garage, Mongoose has always been an aggressive brand with products that push the limits of what a rider can do. Conquer any off-road trail with ease with this steel-framed mountain bike with supersized all-terrain knobby tires. A Shimano rear derailleur with seven speeds makes hills easier to climb, while twist shifters make it smooth and easy to change gears while riding. The threadless headset is adjustable for riders of different heights. For added speed and performance, the strong, lightweight alloy rims keep the weight down. Ride comfortably with beach cruiser pedals and insure safety with front and rear disc brakes. This bike ships ready to be assembled. Sized for adult riders 5 feet, 6 inches to 6 feet tall.



 
 
 
 

 
 
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