Are you about to shop for a mountain bike?
Consult our buying guide (video – in french) in order to understand which are the relevant questions to ask. It will also allow you to understand the main categories of mountain bikes in order to guide your choice.
- Validate the build quality of the frame.
Check how the bike is assembled.
Pivots: Find out if the ball bearings are sealed.
Check if hydraulic disc brakes are single or dual piston and understand the intricacies.
Ask about the suspension system: there are several variations and your choice will have to be made according to the type of cyclist you are or want to be.
Wheel diameter: undecided between a 29-inch or 27+-inch model? Find out about compatible models in 2 types of wheels!
Ask about dropper posts. A nice addition for more advanced level cyclists!