Making the right choice
With the growth of MTB, there has also been an uptick in the range of bikes and brands available, as well as their accessories. As a result, trying to choose the right mountain bike for you and your interests can be hard. Perhaps you’re looking for better control, a more smooth ride with better stability, or something more durable that can take a bit of a beating.
It all depends on your dream ride. If you’re getting into the sport to enjoy the scenery that off-road landscapes give you and you want a smoother ride, you’ll be looking for steady handling and perhaps a motor assist. If you’re wanting to shred it up on the side of a mountain, you’ll be needing suspension galore! Whatever your ride, we’ve got you covered.
The Cycling Fix is here to help you choose the right mountain bike for your next leisure or track ride in or around Melbourne. Our team will take the time to listen to your needs and help you make the right choice with confidence. We want to ensure that purchasing a mountain bike is as smooth as your ride. All you need to focus on is creating memories that will last a lifetime. Come in and discover the best mountain bike sales Melbourne has to offer.
Types of mountain bikes
There is a wide range of mountain bikes suited to different terrains and styles of mountain biking. A rider wants to choose the right mountain bike for them and this can depend on a number of factors such as how hard or easy they want riding to be, if they’re riding a trail or track, or going for high speed downhill riding. To help you make the right choice, we explore each category of mountain bike sales Melbourne-wide below.
Dual Suspension Mountain Bikes
Mountain bikes with full suspension, also called dual suspension mountain bikes, differ from hardtails in that both front and rear suspension are provided. The function of this suspension can differ from bike to bike. You’ll want to speak to the experts at The Cycling Fix to get a good understanding of how they’re different, and which option is best suited to you and your ride.
In addition to being built with more mechanisms, they can also be more expensive due to the fact that they have rear shocks and other components. Having the rear shocks makes the bikes more suitable for riding on rough terrain and more technical terrain. The additional suspension makes for a more comfortable ride.
Hardtail Mountain Bikes
In most cases, mountain bikes with 'hardtail' suspension incorporate fork suspension up front, but have no suspension at the rear. Yes, on certain tracks they can be more uncomfortable than their dual suspension counterparts. For commuting, light trails, parks, and bike paths, they are the best choice.
Due to their mechanical simplicity, hardtail mountain bikes are usually less expensive since they do not have rear shocks or pivots. A lighter and more manoeuvrable bike is also an advantage of hardtail mountain bikes.
Trail and Enduro Bikes
Specifically designed for downhill racing on steep, technical trails, our trail and enduro bikes are ideal for adrenaline junkies. The experts at The Cycling Fix want to hear stories of you shredding it up, so don’t be shy! A special feature of these bikes is the dual suspension system that improves braking and durability.
Considering the wide range of Melbourne downhill riding trails, a trail or enduro mountain bike could be the ideal choice for you. If a fast paced enduro ride is your kind of thing, you’ll want to jump on one of these babies as opposed to something like a hardtail.
Considering electric bikes
In your quest for finding the right mountain bike, you might be looking for high speed and a bike that requires less effort. Perhaps you’re a rider who simply has thoughts of flying along a Melbourne trail with the wind in your hair. Maybe you’re a rider who likes efficiency, durability, and going fast. Well, your search might lead you to consider Specialized e-mountain bikes. There are a range of benefits to choosing an e-bike for your next off-road Melbourne trail adventure.
Electric bikes undoubtedly make a great trail bike due to how easy they can be to ride. Unless you’re doing primarily downhill riding, many local trails can have a steep ascent or two where Specialized electric bikes excel. There’s no shame in asking for a hand in making your way to the top of your favourite track in Melbourne.
Designed for speed with a powerful motor, whether you go to ascend or descend a mountain, Specialized electric bikes are built with control and braking in mind so they handle with ultimate efficiency. You might be a sceptical rider but the day you get on one, you’ll feel the increased performance and may find it more addictive than you thought. A modern electric motor knows few limits.
A SMOOTH RIDE
Stability is at the forefront of Specialized e-mountain bike design. Their light weight, the power of the motor and the front and rear suspension result in a ride as smooth as you’ve ever felt. With the huge range of modern batteries and a powerful motor, a Specialized e-mountain bike can have you Mountain Biking anywhere in Melbourne.
Set on an e-mountain bike?
If you’re looking for the right e-mountain bike for you, then the specialists at The Cycling Fix are who you need to talk to if you want mountain bike sales Melbourne-wide. Our team of experts will help you to consider all aspects of an e-mountain bike and how they will affect your ride, so that you end up purchasing the perfect bike for you.
Concerned about maintenance? Our specialist e-mountain bike team will ensure all maintenance on your e-bike is of a premium standard. When it comes to both electrical or mechanical components, our team has the know-how and expertise to keep you up and running on your favourite tracks.
Riding local trails on your first trail bike
There are a few things to consider before you go riding your first trail bike on local trails. From the category of the trail, ensuring you have the right gear, and nailing the build of your bike for the trails you want to explore, The Cycling Fix is here to help.
1. Determine the category of the trail
Before you head out, it’s important to check the category of the trail you’re heading for. A quick search online and you’ll be able to read up on the rating and details of a track. You don’t want to get going and find you have other riders flying by you three times as fast. As your confidence builds and your fear reduces, you’ll be able to seek new exciting Melbourne tracks.
2. Ensure you have the right gear
You don’t want to find yourself post ride staring down a blister or two, wishing you’d brought gloves with you. Ensuring you have the right gear, as well as your bike receiving the right ongoing maintenance, is important for a safe and secure ride. Safety is our priority at The Cycling Fix. We’ll ensure your bike maintenance and gear is always maintained so you can enjoy the ups and downs of your MTB ride.
3. Build a bike for your riding style
Depending on your riding style, whether it’s enduro or cross country, you’ll want a bike build that’s suited to you. From the handlebar to the seat, the wheels to the frame, any rider will tell you that you’ll feel the difference of a tailored bike build. The experts at The Cycling Fix can ensure that the bike you choose is right for you and your style, or else we’ll tailor it to be so!
4. Join a group!
A great way to get started in the sport of MTB is to join a MTB group. Veteran cyclists and new riders alike gather together and have a go. There’re groups for all different kinds of riders, trails and skill levels. Do a quick online search and see what’s out there. It makes a serious difference to your enjoyment and longevity in the sport if you surround yourself with those who share your passion. You’ll be part of The Cycling Fix community as soon as you walk through our doors.
Maintenance of your mountain bikes
Mountain bikes take a beating, more so than the likes of a road bike. Don’t worry, all mountain bikes stocked by The Cycling Fix are specially designed for rougher off road use. However, it’s still important to ensure that frequent maintenance of your new mountain bikes is kept up.
This maintenance is important for a range of reasons. It ensures that the parts in your bike last longer and so don’t need replacing as often. It keeps your bike running optimally, so that you keep the speed, control, durability and performance you paid for in the first place. Most importantly, it ensures that your bike remains safe to ride so that the only thing you’re breaking is records.
With the additional parts, mechanisms and mechanical components, you’ll need specialists like those at The Cycling Fix to keep your bike up and running. We provide specialist ongoing maintenance services for all specialist bikes.
Mountain Bike Sales Melbourne - Guidance from a Specialized dealer
Whether you’re purchasing your first mountain bike or you’re a competitive enduro cyclist, you’ll want mountain bike sales Melbourne-wide that lead to Melbourne memories you’ll never forget. With the huge range of Specialized premium mountain bikes, the search for the perfect bike is made easy. The specialists at The Cycling Fix will bring their expertise and years of knowledge to helping you decide on a two wheeled Specialized beast you’ll love.
You might be starting to crave the feeling of speeding down a dirt course, along mountain ridges, and through sun-dappled valleys as you bike around Melbourne. Get in touch today, and we’ll have you exploring in no time!