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Mountain bikes are made for riding off road and over most terrain's. They can be used for jumping, riding over big rocks and logs, wash's, and steep declines on dirt trails, logging roads or other off road surfaces.
The mountain bike is build sturdy enough to withstand rough conditions that may be found off road and is real popular with outdoor enthusiasts. The wheels of the mountain bike are usually extra wide with a lot of deep tread for extra grip and wear.
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Some mountain bikes are also fitted with bar ends on the handlebars to give extra leverage for hill-climbing.
Since the development of the sport in the 1970s, many new subtypes of mountain biking have developed, such as cross-country (XC) biking, all-day endurance biking, Freeride-biking, downhill mountain biking, and a variety of track and slalom competitions.
Each of these place different demands on the bike requiring different designs to suit them. MTB development has included an increase in gearing, up to 27 speeds, to facilitate climbing and rapid descents. Other developments have included disc instead of cantilever or V-brakes. (More below)
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Mountain bikes can be classified into four categories based on suspension:
Fully rigid: A frame with a rigid fork and fixed rear, no suspension.
Hardtail: A frame with a front suspension fork and no rear suspension.
Soft tail: A frame with small amount of rear suspension, activated by flex of the frame instead of pivots.
Dual or full suspension: A front suspension fork and rear suspension with a rear shock and linkage that allow the rear wheel to move on pivots.
Cross country (XC) mountain bikes usually have only a small amount of front and/or rear suspension (usually 65-110 mm) and are relatively light, which is achieved via the use of lightweight materials and construction in both frame and components.
Enduro/all-mountain (AM) bikes are generally considerably heavier than XC bikes, typically weighing between 30 and 35 pounds (14 to 16 kg).
Freeride (FR) mountain bikes are similar to downhill bikes, but with less emphasis on weight and more on strength.
Downhill (DH) races are time trials events where riders ride courses separately, racing the clock.
Trials bikes are set up very specifically for the purpose of bicycle trials.
Dirt jumping, urban and street mountain bikes lie somewhere in between a BMX bike and a freeride bike.
Single-speed (SS) mountain bikes have one set gear ratio.
Mountain cross or "4-cross racing" (4X) is a relatively new style of riding where four bikers race downhill on a prepared, BMX like, track, simply trying to get down first.
Dual slalom (DS) is similar to mountain cross, but instead of four bikers competing together, there are just two.
Short cross or speed cross (SC) is the newest form of mountain biking. The idea is to ride short, narrow forest paths with rocks and roots, but not necessarily any ramps on them.
Circle dirt track racing In this class of racing any kind of bikes are used, most commonly a hard tail mountain bike with front suspension."
This information found: Wikipedia Encylopedia
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