Mountain bikes are your ticket to adventure. You won’t find many trails and paths anywhere in the world from your car or on foot.
For a thrilling adventure, you don’t necessarily have to go up the mountain. Mountain biking trails can be enjoyed on smooth, flowing logging roads that offer beautiful scenery or more challenging singletracks where you have to climb steep hills or jump over logs.
You will improve your skills on the trails and be able to navigate around and over obstacles. The trails for mountain bikes are marked according to skill level (beginner-intermediate expert). They’re kept maintained to provide a great experience for all riders.
The most popular type of trail is singletrack. There are many options for width. You can have one lane that is as wide as you want or allow two bikes to go at the same time. Singletracks can weave through terrain and provide great views while you ride.
Doubletrack trails are also called doubletrack or two-track. They have a wider track than single tracks. This allows riders to ride side by side and has softer grades and less technical features than singletrack trails, which require more concentration and commitment.
More mountain bikers are riding in terrain parks than ever. They can be found in urban areas that have jump and pump tracks. Ski resorts have also built them, which requires you to use a lift service.
Many man-made obstacles can be challenging, such as halfpipes and banked corners. You can also jump of any size or downhill switchbacks.
Mountain Biking Styles
The type of riding you enjoy will determine the bike that is right for you. Trail riding is the most popular style. This is for casual mountain bikers who want to have fun with some friends.
Cross-country is a great choice if you love to climb and ride fast. This style of riding requires a lightweight, efficient bike. Enduro riding is another option. The trail is difficult due to steep climbs and downhills.
Most lift-service parks have downhill trails. You will find plenty of jumps, rock gardens and other man-made obstacles along the trails.
A good suspension system and shock system will help you enjoy mountain biking.
Mountain biking is fun! Decide your style first, then visit a local shop to find the right bike for you. To avoid serious injury, it is important to have all the necessary safety gear and to take some training classes.