Mountain bikes are bicycles designed for off-road cycling. The bike share similarities with other bikes, however, they have additional features which are specifically designed to improve durability and enhance performance in rough terrains.
Typical features include suspensions on the frame and fork, large knobby tires, more powerful brakes and heavy duty wheels which are more durable compared to others. In addition, these bikes have lower gear ratios, required for steep slopes which usually have poor traction.
Mountain bikes are commonly ridden on mountain trails, single tracks, logging roads and other unpaved terrains. These terrains usually have rocks, roots, steep slopes, loose sand and gravel amongst others. The bikes are specifically designed to handle these obstacles and the terrain.
Here are the top mountain bikes you should desire to use in 2017.0
Nowadays, the hottest trends in mountain bikes are the extra-size tires, which are usually between 2.7 to 3 inches wide. The fatter options in that range usually bridge the gap between traditional models and the treads on true fat bikes – at times they normally exceed 4 inches.
Cannondale Bad Habit is one of the latest mountain bikes to adopt this trend. Based on the habit, the earlier version has 27.5-inch wheels, but this bike has wider rims and 3 inch wide tires. The bike has a plus-size update, which gives it more traction over the wet, rocky and loose terrain.
However, its tires roll slower than traditional tires. The Bad Habit 2 has a 2×10 drivetrain and RockShox fork. On the other hand, the Bad Habit 1 which is more expensive has a single-ring drivetrain and Cannondale’s single-sided lefty fork.
This is a full suspension mountain bike which comes with a carbon frame, 27.5-inch wheels and 100mm of rear wheels travel. These features make the bike faster, lighter and one of the best mountain bikes to watch out for in 2017. The Advanced 1 is the latest bike from Lust, and it is very impressive from its performance and looks too.
The bike has a SRAM GX 1×11 drivetrain, which has been tested for optimal performance, and a dropper seatpost. These two items will significantly enhance the riding experience. Liv Lust
Advanced 1 is also equipped with 120mm travel fork and sweet, hard-stopping SRAM Guide R hydraulic disc brakes. These features are very suitable for an experienced rider or for someone who is learning.
This mountain bike, developed by Pivot is the solution for the full-suspension bikes which are usually big and cumbersome. The bike has a low standover, a steel frame which makes its handling easier and precise and short chainstays of 17.45 inches.
This makes the Mach 429 to feel smaller under the rider than any mountain bikes. These features have improved the maneuverability of the bike, especially in sharp bends. The bike has a rear suspension of 116mm; however, you’ll always feel like there is more once you ride it.
The suspension feels very crisp and efficient, and it has very little unwanted motion. This is also similar to other bikes that use the DW-Link design.
This mountain bike has the same geometry and distinctive switch infinity suspension design like the Yeti SB5c trail bike which has won numerous awards. The BETI has five inches rear wheel, which aided partly by slack angles and a 140mm form.
This makes the bike to be more distinctive compared to its descendants. SB5c BETI has a lightweight carbon frame and high-end parts, which make it weigh less than 25 pounds for a size small.
The bike’s suspension is very efficient under pedaling, which makes uphill pedaling very easy. Its RockShox Reverb dropper seatpost a Smooth-shifting SRAM X01 1×11 Drivetrain makes it be one of the most adored women mountain bikes.