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Dual Suspension for Mountain Bikes

Sunday, November 14th, 2010

Mountain bikes are specifically designed for off road biking. A strong suspension is needed on this type of bike so it can traverse steep declines on , rocky trails, dirt roads, and any other unpaved surface. Although not all of these activities involve steep inclines and declines, almost any off-road biking needs mountain bikes.

What makes these bikes different is their ability to stand up against the stress caused to the frame by off road obstacles. A standard bike would easily break if it is ridden on an unpaved area, but a high suspension system allows mountain bikes to go across these surfaces with minimal damage. The stronger the suspension is, the easier it is to ride through rough terrain. It also makes biking less stressful so the rider can save his/her energy.

So let’s take a look at 5 of the most popular dual suspension mountain bikes currently available for sale on Amazon. Each of these bikes have been available for some time now and have been fully reviewed by those who have bought them and been using them. Simply click on one of the bikes to be taken to the full review and details of each bike.

The mountain bikes that are available here are the Kawasaki KDX1 26-Inch Dual Suspension Mountain Bike, GMC Topkick Dual-Suspension Mountain Bike, Mongoose Status 3.0 Dual-Suspension Mountain Bike, Schwinn Protocol 1.0 Men’s Dual-Suspension Mountain Bike and Polaris Ranger Men’s Dual-Suspension Mountain Bike.

Dual Suspension Mountain Bikes For Sale

Kawasaki KDX1 26-Inch Dual Suspension Mountain Bike


GMC Topkick Dual-Suspension Mountain Bike

Mongoose Status 3.0 Dual-Suspension Mountain Bike (26-Inch Wheels)

Schwinn Protocol 1.0 Men’s Dual-Suspension Mountain Bike (26-Inch Wheels)

Polaris Ranger Men’s Dual-Suspension Mountain Bike (26-Inch Wheels)

Full suspension mountain bikes are a fairly new design. A “full suspension” bike is also known as “full-susser” or dual suspension. This means that both the rear and front tires have shock absorbs to provide a smoother ride. With this suspension, both wheels are able to absorb obstacles that may strike the tires. The shock springs are usually placed on the fork of a bicycle where the wheel connects to the frame.

Dual suspension bikes are much more expensive compared to standard designs, but it results in a much higher off-road performance. These bikes are much faster during downhill mountain biking and rough sections and ultimately they will help your bike last longer. When the wheel hits an obstacle, it automatically tends to bounce upward. This can cause speed to be lost and the frame may eventually become damaged. Using large shock absorbers minimizes the energy and damage problem, allowing the bicycle to function more efficiently. Some disadvantages of this system are its increased price, heavier weight, less pedaling efficiency, and larger size. But overall this type of bike is a great choice for riding, if you can afford it.

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