Your guide to mountain bikes

Looking to hit the trails, but don’t know where to start? There are a lot of different ways to ride off-road, and we’re here to help you choose the right mountain bike for however and wherever you want to ride.

Cross Country | Trail | E-Bikes

CROSS COUNTRY MOUNTAIN BIKES

TOP FUEL

The Top Fuel is a full-suspension XC ripper that’s fast on flow and loves getting down on techy trails.

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SUPERCALIBER

Game-changing IsoStrut suspension tech makes this World Cup carbon race bike fast, light and smooth.

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X-CALIBER

Our entry-level XC race bike delivers speed, efficiency and quick handling on singletrack.

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MARLIN

Marlin’s made for all-terrain adventure, whether you’re exploring singletrack or the urban jungle.

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TRAIL MOUNTAIN BIKES

SLASH

A long-travel all-mountain bike built for racing rugged enduro lines and having a rippin’ good time in the rough.

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FUEL EX

The ride-it-all MTB. It’s fast, capable and fun everywhere – no wonder it’s our most popular trail bike!

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ROSCOE

This hardtail’s all about having a blast on the trail thanks to grippy 2.8˝ tyres and a burly 120 mm fork.

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ELECTRIC MOUNTAIN BIKES

RAIL

A hard-charging electric trail bike with plenty of travel and proven technology to get you through the rough stuff.

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What kind of mountain bikes are there?

Now that you know what type of riding you want to do, let’s narrow your choices down. The most common types of bikes – trail and cross country – can either be full suspension bikes with both front and rear shocks, or hardtails with no rear shock.

Full suspension mountain bikes

These bikes have both front and rear shocks. That makes them more comfortable and easier to control over rough terrain. Rear suspension helps keep the back wheel tracking the ground, so you get better traction. However, the rear shock and the hardware that goes with it usually make the bike heavier. The additional movement from the shock can often make pedalling less efficient, especially on sprints and smooth climbs. Plus, more moving parts means more maintenance.

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Hardtail mountain bikes

These bikes usually have front suspension, but no rear shock. That makes them lighter and easier to maintain. They are usually faster to pedal, especially in sprints and on smoother climbs. However, with no rear shock to absorb bumps, it takes more effort to stay in control over rough terrain. It’s also easier to lose traction, especially on rougher climbs. That’s why Trek hardtail trail bikes have wider tyres with more grip.

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Mountain Bikes