Cycling has become ever more popular in recent times. Not only are there health benefits from the workout a good ride gives you, but you can save money by getting on your bike instead of into the car to go to work or to the shops. It's also just about the greenest form of transport there is.
For bike enthusiasts who like to go off-road, there is a range of good quality mens mountain bikes available, with prices to suit all budgets. The bike you buy should, however, be one that is suitable for the kind of riding that you want to do. It depends on whether you'll be going full bore up or down steep hills, traversing rocky and difficult terrain or perhaps trying gentler rides. When it comes to mountain bikes UK trails and routes of all kinds and levels of difficulty can be found, for beginners and experts alike.
One thing in particular that is important to get right is the size of the bike frame. It is a fairly straightforward calculation that involves matching the frame to your height and leg measurements. It can be done with advice in a shop or by yourself if you are buying mountain bikes online.
There are three main types of bike to choose from and the one that is best for you will depend on your level of fitness, expertise and the type of terrain you will be riding it on. The three types are:
- Full Suspension - Hard Tail - Rigid