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Mountain Bikes

If you’re searching for a bike to tackle off road challenges, power through trails, and climb steep hills with ease; you need a mountain bike. The AW Cycles online store has a wide range of off-road bicycles to choose from, including many well known brands.

Why Choose A Mountain Bike?

Also known as MTB or an all terrain bicycle, these bicycles are ideal for riding on dirt trails and unpaved surfaces. Their design makes them better suited to terrain that would be difficult to ride on when using a road bicycle, taming the unfriendly terrain.

Bicycles designed for off-road and harsh terrain are often very light weight, making them ideal for climbing hills. This means that they can be a great chat for beginners. Additionally, as there are lots of accessories designed for off-road biking, our online store also has a plethora of products for experienced cyclists.

Full Suspension Or Hardtail – What Should You Choose?

When browsing through a selection of all terrain bicycles, you will generally find two styles of bike, full suspension bikes and hardtail bikes. If you’re unsure which is best suited to your needs, here’s some quick advice to give you a helping hand.

  • Full Suspension
    When riding on a full suspension bicycle, the cyclist can enjoy a softer ride with less bounce on rough terrain. This will allow you to stay seated for a larger portion of a trail ride, whereas cyclists with front-only suspension may need to stand on their pedals for the majority of the ride. Additionally, the dual suspension of a full sus bike provides a boost to traction, allowing you to corner faster with safer jumps as the suspension will absorb more impact of the landing, assisting you bring the bike under control.

  • Hardtail
    A mountain bicycle is considered hardtail if it only has suspension at the front of the bicycle. At first glance, it may seem more beneficial to have as much suspension as possible, however by restricting your suspension to the front of the bicycle, you reduce the amount of weight on the bicycle and you increase the energy-efficiency of the bicycle as the force of pushing down is focused into the pedals, and not into the rear suspension.  This makes hardtail bicycles a great choice for those searching for a bicycle to use on both off-road trails and smooth roads.

A Selection Of Brands To Choose From

You can browse through a variety of MTB on the AW cycles online store from a variety of different brands, including but not limited to:

  • Focus Bikes
    Founded by a cyclocross world champion, the Focus Bikes range includes mountain, road, and electric bikes.

  • Giant
    Numerous cycling pros use Giant bicycles for their professional cycling. They also have a long history of supporting off-road cyclists. The Giant Factory Off-Road Team is made up of a multi-nationality squad.

  • Haibike
    If you’re searching for an electric mountain bike, Haibike is a great choice. Working alongside well known brands such as Bosch and Yamaha, Haibike are able to draw upon almost 100 years of experience from their parent company WinoraGroup in order to produce high quality bicycles and as such have quickly become one of the biggest names in the eBike industry.

  • Rocky Mountain
    The Rocky Mountain brand is chosen by numerous champions over the world, including but not limited to Thomas Vanderham who for over 10 years has been a mainstay in freeride mountain biking; placing in the top ten every Red Bull Rampage every held!

  • Whyte
    This brand is considered by many to be the benchmark for British designed mountain bikes. The brand has won numerous awards over the years; their T-130 RS was hailed the undisputed Trail Bike of The Year!

Enjoy Peace Of Mind With No Fuss Returns

Here at AW Cycles, we are committed to providing our customers with high quality cycling products. When you purchase from our online store, there’s no red tape and no fuss, so if you need to return anything purchased from our website, just post it back with the returns form included with your order.

Additionally, if you visit our team in store, you can also take a bicycle for a quick test ride. Also, should you decide to purchase the bike, our team of experts can adjust the bicycle to make sure that it is optimised for you and your unique riding style.

Join The Reading Cycling Community – Visit AW Cycles

If you would like to get active and increase the amount of exercise in your day-to-day life in order to improve your wellbeing, cycling is a fantastic hobby to help you achieve your fitness goals.

One of the difficulties associated with getting active is finding time to add exercise into your routine. However, if you live in the Reading area, why not join the Reading cycling community and take part in the next upcoming AW Cycles event?

Do You Require Assistance With Your Purchase? Contact Our Team Or Visit Us In Store

If you have any questions regarding any of the mountain biking products that are available for purchase on our online store, or if you would like assistance choosing the bicycle that is best suited to your needs, please do not hesitate to get in touch with a member of the AW Cycles team. Our team of cycling experts will be happy to assist you with your enquiry.

You can speak to a member of our team by calling 0118 946 3050, however if you would prefer to visit us in store, our address is, 110 Henley Road, Caversham, Reading.

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