Which one should I get?
If you’re new the sport of mountain biking, returning from a long stint away or just purely looking for an upgrade, then this section has the information for you.
These days, mountain bikes come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. With so many options to choose from, it can be difficult to decide exactly what type of bike is right for you.
The answer to this question can depend on several factors. The most important of these factors is your personal riding preference.
You will find that most mountain bikes will fit into a set of fun categories: Cross Country (XC), All Mountain (Trail bikes), Freeride, and Downhill (DH). As for personal preference, you need to decide how you want to spend most of your time on your bike. Do you want to ride smooth flowing trails, climb big mountains, ride stunts, descend technical downhill courses, or just have all around fun.
Thinking about where you live and ride helps narrow your decision by making you take another realistic look at where you will be riding your bike. If you want to ride crazy downhill shuttles, but all you have is flat and smooth trails in your neck of the woods, a true downhill bike is probably not going to be your best choice.For most people, the All Mountain (Trail Bikes) category makes the most sense. These bikes are truly made to be the most fun in the largest number of situations. They can take you almost anywhere, and they won’t wear you out doing it.
We suggest you first have a look online to see what is available in the market.
Once you’re read to make the purchase, then the best thing to do is to visit a bike shop. Bike Shops are a riders best friend. Unlike buying things online, a bike shop will always be there for you! They’ll be able to set your bike up so you can ride out of the shop; and they’ll be there to help you when something needs tightening or servicing or upgrading!
Our friends at Rock ‘n’ Roll Mountain Biking have a number of mountain bikes available for hire if you’re not interested in buying, or if you are visiting from interstate/overseas. Offering both Hard Tail and Dual Suspension bikes, it’s the perfect option.
For more information including hire rates visit their website and click the ‘hire and rates’ tab.