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Learn More About Mountain Bikes
Find Mountain Bikes for Trekking Off-Road
When you're ready to take the ride off-road, choose from a selection of mountain bikes engineered to withstand everything your journey has in store.
Choose a mountain bike engineered for rough terrain. Look for a sturdy frame, durable bike tires and enough shock absorption to take on obstacles in your way. Choose a bike that matches your body size and riding style, and browse mountain bikes designed for adults and youth cyclists as well as women-specific bikes that are constructed for a lightweight frame for female riders.
Select between steel and aluminum frames and rim and disc brake types. Shop wheel sizes ranging between 20-inches and 29-inches. Turn to trusted brands for a bike you can depend on, like Diamondback®, Nishiki®, Sync® and DBX®.
Ensure that your bike can take on any condition.
In your mountain bike, look for wide tires, upright handlebars and strong bakes. Select between rim brakes, which employ a soft rubber brake pad, or hard metallic disc brake pads for your bike.
Your mountain bike is heavier than a road or hybrid model and brakes should be designed for extra clearance from the mud and debris you may encounter on the trail.
Consider the suspension mechanism in your bicycle, which increases comfort and improves your control over rough terrain. Many bikes have front suspension built into the fork, but rear-suspension is increasingly popular. Front suspension is ideal for cyclists who bike off-road, but occasionally travel on packed trails or roads. Full-suspension models are for the serious off-road rider who expects to take on the most rugged terrain.
Mountain bikes with 29-inch wheels or "29ers" have become increasingly popular amongst off-road cyclists. The 29-inch wheel is larger and heavier, making it slower to accelerate, but offering the best momentum. Frames and suspensions are designed to accommodate a bike's wheel size.
Aluminum is the most common material used to construct the frame of mountain bikes. As a material, steel is highly durable and offers the cyclist a smooth ride.
Choose the perfect mountain bike for your ride or shop all bikes from DICK'S Sporting Goods.