Mountain Bikes

Mountain bikes became popular in the 1970s. Their construction differs from a typical bicycle in that many include suspension on the frame and fork.

They have larger knobbly tyres, heavy duty wheels, powerful brakes, and a wide range of gears.

Mountain bike were initially used to be ridden on mountain trails, logging roads, single tracks and other unpaved environments.

However, they quickly became popular for urban use where their rugged construction, excellent brakes and responsive handling made them preferable to the traditional upright roadster.

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