Buyer’s guide – Shopping for a Mountain Bike

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!

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