Mountain bikes which are also called mountain bicycle (MTB, ATB that is All Terrain Bicycle) is designed in particular for mountain biking, on dirt trails and many other unpaved surfaces. When compared to road bicycles they are better and rugged enough for such unfriendly terrain.
These mountain bikes have broad, knobbier tires for more grip and absorption of shock. In modern bikes, suspension for front wheel has become the custom while suspension for the full front and rear is becoming more and more general.
In few mountain bikes, the handlebars are fixed with bar ends, but riser handlebars which are made such that they oppose to a flat straight handlebar are becoming increasingly popular because a very few riders use bars with their ends extended.
These bikes usually have 26 inches or 559 mm wheels, but after year 2002 many bikes are available in the markets, which have 29 inches or 622 mm wheels. This is the diameter universally used for other normal road bikes which is also known as a 700c. Note that the name that is given to the diameter of a rim in inches is altered from the rim's real size.
These wheel configurations make these mountain bikes perfect for mountain biking. It would be very unsafe to use the normal road bikes on such terrains. These bikes are more rugged and resilient and are designed by a team of internal experts in order to ensure safety. They are always tested to provide the latest cutting edge designed and quality which only increases as time passes
As a beginner it could be very confusing for one to just stroll into a bike shop to buy their very first mountain bike. And what is more confusing is what all accessories one would need to start biking.
Mountain bike accessories and other mountain bike products one would want are available in plenty. A shopkeeper will be looking for a profit and would sell everything he can, but what beginners and customers with a budget need is a bike that has the proper accessories to make the ride safe and pleasant.
The advantages of using mountain bikes are;
They are very light in weight, they provide better climbing and acceleration, they are laterally stiff, they give us a submissive ride and absorb vibrations and most important of all they are drop-dead gorgeous.
There are many varieties and types of mountain bikes which can be seen in the market. Some important or popular varieties of mountain bikes are:
Barracuda: they are designed exceptionally well and are very suitable.
Haro : they provide more comfort and style
Giant mountain bikes: these have giant wheels designed for various conditions
Rocky mountain bikes
K2 mountain bikes etc
They come in many colours like satin grey, vivid pink, black, blue with white spokes, grey, vivid purple, satin blue, hazy red, sky blue, yellow, orange, green etc.
With so much comfort, safety and range mountain bikes are the best thing to have for a ride. So why would you want to buy anything else!