Mountain Bikes

Top 10 Mountain Bikes

Biking is a great thing to do. You do as a hobby, for the enjoyment or as a professional; it has quite a lot to offer. If considering heading out to the mountains with your bike, for that you would need to scroll through the list of mountain bikes. All bikes do not have the capability to take on the rough terrain of a mountain so have a look at what are your choices.

What are the types of mountain bikes?

Even in this class of bikes, there is further subdivision. Some bikes offer great balance while some offer great speed and strength. The best way to know the strength and weakness of a bike is to visit a mountain bike sale and easily you will get to know which bike you should not buy. Majorly, the bikes are classified according to the use you are expected to put it into. Here are some of the types of bikes that you might be looking for:


These bikes are made for speed. They easily gain speed as you go downhill and have a superior brake to get hold of that speed when needed.


These are built to give you the perfect ride for longer period. They are hardy. They have good speed on the pedal. And they are very lightweight.


Similar to a cross-country bike, but have a greater suspension to enable you to enjoy the natural trails more comfortably. These also offer a better body position for riding through the trails.


As the name implies, it is built for free riding. Chain rings are small. The best part of the bike is its strength. It can absorb a lot of shock while going down the hill.

Now if you have learnt what you should be looking for your particular ride, here are some of the top mountain bikes that you can buy.

GT Zaskar 100 Hans Rey

GT Zaskar 100 Hans ReyOne of the unique bikes you will find in this list. It is 26-inch wheel bike. With the popularity of larger wheels, such bikes are diminishing fast. But this particular bike can give the other bikes run for their money. It was launched in limited edition last year featuring some parts which Hans Rey has been known to use for himself.

Carrera Kraken

Carrera KrakenIf you are looking for a comfortable ride in the mountains, then you might end your search here. One of the best cheap mountain bikes for the trail riding. Very comfortable positioning of the body with high quality suspension makes travelling on the roughest trails smooth.

Islabikes Beinn 29

Islabikes Beinn 29Built by the champion off-road racer, Isla Rowntree, was sure to gather fame. It was built as a part-time customization project and end up being one of the most popular off-road bikes. This bike offers the best ride for the beginners on any mountain or trail of their choice.

Pivot Mach 429 Carbon

Pivot Mach 429 CarbonModified Mach 429 version with carbon body is lighter and stronger mountain bike than its predecessor. More modification has been noted, chainstays have shortened, ISCG 05 chainguide is added and geometry has been bit alter to give the new version a better performance on the trails.

Trek Superfly 100 SL

Trek Superfly 100 SLThis bike weighing around a pound can be your choice of bike if you are looking for a speedy bike. The developers have added a mechanism similar to the race bikes by the same developer to provide firm suspension, while strokes to increase balance and strong body to climb mountains at relatively high-speed.

Devinci Wilson Carbon RC

Devinci Wilson Carbon RCThis downhill bike provides high quality comfort to keep your morale high while speeding down the slopes. The stand over has been made low for greater control. The bike can very easily go to high speeds and also can easily take the force of high and long jumps that the speed might invite.

Yeti ARC Carbon Race

Yeti ARC Carbon RaceThis bike has been made lighter to provide greater speed compared to the previous edition. It packs XT brake levers, Shimano XT 2×10 Drivetrain and other race quality components to give you are perfect product ready to get racing in.

Turner Burner 27.5

Turner Burner 27.5Packed with quality suspension of DW-Link, provides a very smooth ride on any terrain you can name of. Add ISGC 05 tabs to that you have one of the best mountain bike in the 27.5 category of bikes.

Santa Cruz V10C

Santa Cruz V10CWith a DH frame that weighs less than 8 pounds, you have this bike as the downhill speeding machine. It adjustable rear suspension and Enve wheels, it has the capability to outrace even good bikes if in the hands of good rider.

Turner Czar

Turner CzarAnother bike from the Turner brand which proves to provide high-speed even in rough terrain yet providing the rider with sufficient comfort to enjoy the ride. Added with a good mechanism to control the back wheels bobbing, it can give a tough competition to any of the mountain bikes in its category.

These were some of the great mountain bikes that you can look to buy to enjoy the mountains like you have never enjoyed before.




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BSX track changes

BSX track changes

Over the last few weeks the BSX track has had some changes. The 2 hip jumps have grown in size and the last straight has received some changes that will surely provide spectators with some nail biting finishes. Since there is only two and a half weeks left before the event, Shane is asking for as much help as possible. An event of this caliber can’t be organized and ran without the help of volunteers, so if you have some spare time before the event or on the day, please contact Shane, your help will be greatly appreciated.


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Frankston Hell Track

Lilydale Spring Cup & Frankston Hell Track

The Lilydale Bmx club have been in the rebuilding phase for some time now, completely bulldozing their track and starting from scratch. The 7th of October was the clubs first open meet on their new track, and it brought riders from all over the state of Victoria to race. There were 28 riders in the A Pro field, which saw them all ride 4 qualifying motos to determine who would transfer through to the semi finals. After the first 3 rounds I finished with a 3,2,3 and due to a staging error, I missed the fourth round. I had done enough to qualify through. In the semi I got allocated gate 7, which was not ideal but after a great snap, I was able to secure the 1 spot into the first corner where I remained till the finish. In the final, I was last to have the lane draw and all the was left was lane 8. Once again got a great snap and led into the first corner. I was able to hold the field off till the end for the win.

The Frankston Hell Track was held on the 14th of October and would be a twilight meet. Once again, a big A Pro field with 29 riders all battling for a slice of the $800 prize pool. There were only 3 qualifying rounds at this event, where I finished 4,3,3 to make the semi final, but after a mistimed snap I was left playing catchup. All I could manage was a 5th, which put me out of the final. Now with under 2 weeks till the Grand Nationals in Tulsa I’m feeling in good form and ready to take on some of the best riders the USA has to offer. Thanks to Dugga McLean for the images.

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Kuwahara Laserlite Pro

Bike Check: Kuwahara/ECI’s Liam Steele’s Laserlite Pro

Tonight I had the opportunity to train with Dean and Liam Steele from the Lilydale Bmx Club. It’s always a treat training with Dean as he helps me out a lot with my riding. His son Liam is one of our sports up and coming stars, he has some awesome bike skills and if you ask him, he’ll tell you he can hold me down the first straight of most tracks. Both Dean and Liam are great guys to ride with. So I decided to ask Liam if I could do a bike check on his Kuwahara for He was nice enough to agree, so here it is, Liam’s Kuwahara Laserlite Pro.

  • Frame: Kuwahara Laserlite Pro
  • Fork: Answer Dagger carbon
  • Stem: Funn
  • Headset: Cane Creek
  • Bars: Unbranded
  • Grips: THE
  • Lever: Tektro
  • Cable: Mission
  • Brakes: Prime V2, black
  • Hubs: Profile Elite, Black 36 hole
  • Rear sprocket: Profile 16t
  • Rims: Alienation Anklebiter 1 3/8, black with gold nipples
  • Cranks: Profile 170mm, black.
  • BB: Euro
  • Sprocket: Profile Elite, black 43t
  • Chain: KMC
  • Pedals: Shimano resin cage SPD (race) Funn Viper Soul Jam (trails)
  • Tires: ITS MK2 micro knob
  • Seat: Alienation Slider Pivotal, black
  • Post: Alienation pivotal
  • Clamp: Kuwahara
  • Chain Tensioner: Answer
  • Extras: Eco speedo
  • Plate: Dirt Designs, Trail & Track numbers (25)
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Bendigo Goldrush & Eastfield

Bendigo Goldrush & Eastfield Experience wrap up

The Bmx racing season is back in full swing. Over the last 2 weekends riders from around Victoria travelled to Bendigo for the annual ‘Goldrush’ and to Eastfield for “The Experience”
Bendigo ran the Pro Open class which saw 3 gates of riders battling it out for a shot at the final. After flipping the gate in practice, I qualified into the semi final. It was not all smooth sailing though. The gate failed after the electronic prompts and all 8 semi final riders went over the gate. Once the issue was rectified riders loaded up again and got ready to race. A 3rd place in the semi put me through to the final. With a slow start I found myself in traffic and finished the race in 7th.

Next on the calendar was the Eastfield
Experience. With 33 single A Pro riders, it was going to be a big day of fast and competitive racing. Qualifying moto’s saw me pull 3,6 and a 2nd, which had me on 11 points. When the semi finals were announced, it was the best of the best in each semi. When the gate dropped I was playing catchup to the rest of the field, and went to make my move into the first corner, but unfortunately got tangled with another rider and had me finish the race in 7th which me out of the final.

Now with some nicer weather, and daylight savings quickly coming will give me a lots of time to pull things back into place. USA BMX Grand Nationals are approximately 9 weeks away, and I will be ready to take on the best riders America has to offer.


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