Mountain bikes offer the most versatility you can find on two wheels. We stock hardtails, with suspension up front for control and a traditional rear end for simplicity and weight saving. Full suspension mountain bikes soak up the bumps front and back, giving a more comfortable ride and a quicker route down the mountain. As mountain bike technology evolves, Bournemouth Cycleworks brings the best from top brands including Giant, Trek, Charge and Transition. We aim to provide the best selection of mountain bikes in Bournemouth.
Good mountain bikes start at around £350, which might not sound cheap but for that money you’ll get a bike that you’ll enjoy riding and one that will handle the off-road sections you throw at it. If you’re looking at getting serious, then you’ll hit the £600 – £1000 price bracket. Here you’ll get a bike that really gives you an edge both on and off-road and you’ll start to get a few more gadgets to play with too. Heading up over the £1000 mark, you’ll find that bikes tend to be fall into several categories: hard-tail, cross-country (XC), full suspension trail, Enduro (all mountain) and downhill (DH).
Mountain bikes can literally open up horizons. They can be ridden pretty much anywhere there and with a range of styles and a choice of equipment to suit every style and budget, they will always be popular. The bike you choose really depends on your style of riding and how much riding you plan on doing. If you’re unsure and looking for a mountain bike that will do a bit of everything, then go for an all mountain bike – these are designed to do a bit of everything.
Giant Mountain Bikes – from £349
Giant make some of the best mountain bikes around. Giant have developed some serious technologies for their mountain bikes; Maestro suspension and Giant Overdrive being some of the most notable. Giant have used their technical knowledge to build their entry-level Talons as well as the legendary Trance, Anthem, Reign and Glory.
Trek Mountain Bikes – from £349
Conquer any trail, from tame to treacherous, on the world’s finest mountain bikes.
Trek is the world leader in mountain bike technology. No surprise that our mountain bikes are the most technologically advanced on the market. Each platform leads its class, and every model is loaded with features and details that will make any ride, on any trail, better.
Transition are a rider-owned company who design bikes that are bit different to the norm. They don’t make wacky or weird bikes. They make bikes that make sense to experienced riders. Sure, they like to have fun – but they take their fun very seriously.
They don’t make dozens of different models. They don’t generally ‘do’ model years; they bring out a new model, or revise an existing model, as and when they think it’s needed.
The designers are all real world riders themselves – and pretty darned good riders – and they design bikes that are capable of being ridden hard and rough without rattling to pieces. Their local trails in Washington State, USA are full of rocks, roots and muck, and they design the bikes to survive and thrive there. Big pivots, big tyre clearance, decent paintjobs.
Transition have bikes for trail riding through to downhill racing, with the recent boom in enduro bikes being a particular strength. Progressive geometry, sophisticate suspension, sturdy construction, good looks and reliability are the hallmarks of all Transition bikes.
Transition have always been good at designing the sort of bikes that no other company really does. Or does to the same degree at least. Their model history is littered with cult and iconic bikes. Their new range of bikes has a couple more destined-to-be-cult-favourites in there too.
There are some brand new models coming for the 2015 range. Most of which sport Transition’s new suspension system – Giddy Up. Transition have moved to a four-bar Horst-link design which should behave better with modern air shocks and still retain the ‘pop’ and nippy handling traits that Transitions are known for.
Charge are relatively new to scene, but are designed in the UK and have a massive cult following. Their duster has been a really popular hard-tail because of its springy ride from the steel frame and great value.
We have a great selection of Womens mountain bikes in our dedicated womens area. We even have some amazing womens demo mountain bikes.