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Full Suspension Mountain Bikes

If you’re searching for a bike to tackle off road challenges you need a full suspension mountain bike. With a ’go anywhere, do anything’ biking attitude, these bikes are capable of coping with any terrain and smooth out the bumps from both the front and the rear wheels. Simply put, a full suspension bicycle offers the ultimate off road cycling experience.

The AW Cycles online store has a fantastic selection of full suspension bikes to choose from including many well known brands such as Whyte and Rocky Mountain.

What Is A Mountain Bike?


Also known as all-terrain bikes or MTB, mountain bikes are ideal for riding on dirt trails and unpaved surfaces. Their designs make them far better suited to these environments when compared to other bicycle designs such as a road bike.

Bicycles which are designed to tackle these off-road environments and harsh terrain are often very lightweight, making them an idea choice for beginner cyclists. Additionally, as there are lots of accessories designed for off-road biking, our online store also has a plethora of products for experienced cyclists.

The Two Different Types Of Mountain Bike


Generally speaking there are two different types of mountain bikes, full suspension and hardtail. Neither is outright superior to the other; however both do have advantages and disadvantages so you may find one style better suited to your off-road cycling needs.

  • 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.

  • Full Suspension (full sus)
    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.

Why Should You Choose A Full Suspension Bike?


  • Comfort
    Due to the addition of rear shock, and the extra tubes and pivots, full suspension bikes are often more comfortable than hardtail alternatives. This is especially true with regards to downhill off-road biking and full sus bikes are often the go-to choice for experienced downhill off-road thrill-seekers who want to tackle those steep and ticky descents.

  • Handling
    Full suspension bikes have much better traction on trails, this means that it’s easier to ride corners, steep climbs, and those exhilarating descents. Simply put, full suspension bikes are easier to handle than hardtails, which makes them a preferred choice for beginners to off-road biking.

  • The All-Rounder Option
    Hardtail bikes are superior for riding uphill, but if you’re tackling tricky trails it’s far superior to have traction of rear suspension. However, generally speaking full sus bikes provide an all-round easier off-road riding experience.

Why Should You Buy Mountain Bikes From AW Cycles?


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

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

Join The Reading Cycling Community

If you would like to improve your fitness and wellbeing, cycling is a fantastic hobby. However, one of the difficulties associated with getting active is finding time to add exercise into your routine. So if you live in the Reading area, why not join the Reading Cycling Community and take part in the next upcoming AW Cycles event?

Would You Like To Make An Enquiry? Please Contact Our Team

If you require assistance with your purchase or if you would like additional information regarding any of the products that are available for purchase on our online store, please do not hesitate to get in touch with a member of staff. The team of cycling experts at AW Cycles will be happy to assist you with your enquiry.

If you would like to speak to a member of staff, please call 0118 946 3050, however if you would like to send our team an email, our email address is info@awcycles.co.uk.

Visit Us In Store
Alternatively, if you would like to speak to our cycling experts in person, please visit our team at our Reading bike shop. Our address is, 110 Henley Road, Caversham, Reading. More information regarding our contact information such as our opening hours, our social media links, and a map to help you find our Reading bike shop can be found by visiting our contact page.

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