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Mountain Bikes (Mtb) | Krankz Bike Shop Online, Llanelli, Burry Port

What is a Mountain Bike? (MTB)

Terrain: Off-Road/Mountain/Trails/Cycle Path (Multi-Terrain)

Mountain bikes frames can differ, you have full suspension Mountain Bikes, or the classic hardtail. Typically designed for off-road in the woods, rocky trails, sandy locations anything which is more rough terrain. Old-school Mountain Bikes came sporting a 26” wheel, now they come 29er wheels! Typically made from cro-moly or steel but, now aluminium and carbon Mountain Bike frames are the latest materials with a flat handlebar. Built with a more up-right position and they all have a bigger tyre clearance, and usually run 26” – 29” wheels. Full suspension mountain bikes have fork suspension, and rear shock suspension (some come with dropper posts i.e. reverb dropper posts – which are generally higher-end price tags , and hardtail Mountain Bikes come with fork suspension only (so no rear suspension) these are usually more affordable but do have a high, mid and lower budget versions. Higher-end Mountain bikes tend to be fully kitted out, have a good amount of front suspension fork travel.
Full suspension Mountain Bikes are usually but not exclusively used for enduro and downhill mountain biking, and hardtail for Trails, Cross-Country (CX) and anything else. They are very versatile as they can be used anywhere, fitted with mudguards – some can be fitted with frame bags for storage. Tyre pressures 25-35 psi which lets you roll quickly, and ride smoothly – although each tyre brand will come with its own recommended tyre pressure (this can be found on the sidewall of the bike tyre).
Mountain bikes usually come with more gears that most other types of bikes, and components are generally thicker, and harder wearing but will get you up and down the gears (more and more are coming with no gears on the front, and go from 6/7/8, 9, 10 and now even 12 gears on the rear.

Are you a Rim Brake or Disc Brake rider?

Mountain bikes use either rim brakes – usually lower-end or old-school which make them more affordable; mechanical disc brakes used on a mid-price range road bike, or top of the range road bikes brakes are hydraulic disc brakes that grab disc rotors mounted to the hubs – these have the best stopping power, and less maintenance (usually requiring a Brake Bleed every 8-12 months) and are a superior braking system to mechanical disc brakes, or rim brakes in dry and wet conditions.

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