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Best MTB geometry for medium level trails and drops

Best MTB geometry for medium level trails and drops
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  • Barry Allen
  1. What is the best geometry for a mountain bike?
  2. What is the best mid travel mountain bike?
  3. What angle should my mountain bike seat be?
  4. Is 160mm travel too much for trail riding?
  5. What is an aggressive MTB?
  6. Is a 29 inch bike too big?
  7. What are the top 5 mountain bike brands?
  8. Are 27.5 Wheels dead?
  9. Is Trek or Scott better?
  10. Should mountain bike seat be higher than handlebars?
  11. Should your feet touch the ground on a mountain bike?

What is the best geometry for a mountain bike?

Modern bikes favour steeper angles that put the saddle directly over the bottom bracket, making pedalling easier and more efficient. Putting your centre of gravity further forward also helps with climbing, making it harder for the front wheel to lift or wander around. An angle in the low 70s is good. Mid-70s is better.

What is the best mid travel mountain bike?

The best trail bikes

What angle should my mountain bike seat be?

The seat angle is generally easiest; with the bike on flat ground, the best starting point is to have the top of your saddle horizontal. If you do a lot of climbing and very little seated descending you might want to drop the nose a few degrees.

Is 160mm travel too much for trail riding?

160mm of travel is only really needed if you're hitting big hucks, or you're smashing really long bouldery fast descents. I ride Inners DH trails, golfie, etc regularly, and I don't need 160mm of travel at all.

What is an aggressive MTB?

Hardcore or Aggressive Hardtail is the name given to any Mountain Bike that has no rear suspension, and has a geometry profile that is Long, Low and Slack! A long, low and slack geometry means that 1: The wheelbase is long to increase stability at speed.

Is a 29 inch bike too big?

A 29er is often taller than a comparably sized 26-inch wheel mountain bike and may be too tall for smaller riders. ... If you are under 5'6” tall, a 26-inch mountain bike is still likely to be a better fit. If you're 5'6' or taller, you should be able to find a 29er model to fit you.

What are the top 5 mountain bike brands?

The top 5 mountain bike brands that I recommend are: Giant Bicycles, Trek, Specialized Bicycle Components Inc., Santa Cruz Bicycles, and Cannondale. These brands of bikes are ones that have been around a long time, have great reviews on the trails, and are even part of the history of mountain biking itself.

Are 27.5 Wheels dead?

It seems like 27.5 is being phased out on mountain bikes, but it's not dead yet. It's the industry trend. Hell, there are still people who like their 26” bikes. It should be noted that 29ers actually use ISO 622mm rims (same as 700C - the kind used on road bikes), so that's one incentive for the industry to switch.

Is Trek or Scott better?

Trek are bit costly than Scott bicycles . ... Both are good but for a same level bike the prices are different. It is tough call as both are good but if want same components in a cheaper bike then go for Scott . If you are going for a hard tail then Scott it is.

Should mountain bike seat be higher than handlebars?

As a general rule of thumb, you want the top of the handlebar about as high (or higher than) the saddle, unless you're a sporty rider looking to ride fast. Try touching your elbow to the nose of the saddle and reaching forward towards the handlebar with your hand.

Should your feet touch the ground on a mountain bike?

The height of your saddle is important for the most comfortable position and safe riding style. When you sit on the saddle, both feet should reach the floor and the balls of your feet should be touching the ground.

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