Other Styles of Mountain Bikes

Downhill mountain bikes are designed specifically to deal with the strain and rigors of downhill mountain biking. However, there are other styles of mountain biking that warrant their own catagorization and bike design. Hardtail mountain bikes, softail mountain bikes, freeride mountain bikes, trial mountain bikes, and single speed mountain bikes are all bikes tailored to the mechanical needs and terrain specifications necessary to ensure efficiency and operative superiority.