Posted by Lolit on August 30, 2009

Types of Bikes

Mountain biking is a very popular sports nowadays. But to choose a type of bicycles was depending on what type of riding you like, and most especially the style of bicycle you will choose will also vary. cross country bike

1. Cross country - this is the type of bikes that almost mountain bikes will fit in this category. These types of bikes are just light weight, which makes them easy to ride over most terrains, even up and down hills. This is also the most common mountain bikes and can also be used an ease riding on the path or even commuting.


2. Downhill - This is for serious bikers who crave the ultimate adventure. This has a front and rear suspension with strong parts and disk brakes. This is rarely available off the shelf, and most riders like to custom build their own.


3. Trials – this involves a great degree of skill and it is also classified as the precision riding of the sport.  This type of bikes is also similar to downhill bikes, and most trial riders will often also build their own bikes, rather than buying one on the shelf. This type of bikes is very light also and very strong and this requires a lot of discipline.

Jump and slalom

4. Jump and slalom – This kind of type of bikes are a strong one and designed for jumping, street racing and of course slalom. It offers a front suspension and very strong components dedicated to what they do. This is the kind of bikes that are very popular also to a mountain biking sport.

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