Understanding the Benefits of Upgrading your Mountain Bike


UNDERSTANDING THE BENEFITS OF UPGRADING YOUR MOUNTAIN BIKE

The summer is just around the corner and long, dry days shredding the trails are no longer a distant dream. With this in mind, there is no better time to upgrade your ride and get the most out of your mountain biking this year. Whether you’re looking to take your riding to the next level, are in the market for a new bike or are just about to take your first steps into the world of mountain biking, CycleSurgery has everything you need to hit this summer at full speed.


Upgrading Your Current Ride

 

GEARING / BRAKES

Upgrading the gearing and braking on a mountain bike can be a fantastic way of making your bike ride better and improve your performance on the trail. Weight, stiffness and braking capabilities can all be improved through upgrading your gears and brakes.

 

TYRES

As the tyres are the only point of contact your bike has with the ground, and a contributing factor to the rotational weight, the tyres are an important part of the bike which should be considered to get the most out of your ride. Certain tyres will suit different disciplines or style of riding, which is a good starting point in gaining an idea of which tyres to upgrade to. A tyre with a slimmer profile with and a lower grip pattern tends to be more appropriate for cross-country styled riding or dry summer trails. When the riding gets more hard-core or the conditions are wet, then a wider tyre with a more aggressive grip pattern is more suited.

 

Panaracer Driver 650b Folding Tyre

The Panaracer Driver Pro tyre with its no compromise rubber compound, low profile knob design and tough Japanese construction; the Driver is the ultimate in lightweight speed and reliability.

 

Specialized Storm DH 650b Tyre

The Specialized Storm DH tyre with soft rubber compounds that stick to wet roots and rocks and well-spaced knobs that allow the tyre to clean well, this mud-munching tyre is made for riders who won’t shy away from an environmental challenge–delivering traction in sections that most riders won’t consider hiking over!

 

Mountain Bikes of 2016

Whether you’re looking to enter the world of MTB, thinking about buying your first mountain bike or eyeing up your dream rig, CycleSurgery has a wide range of bikes that will whet your appetite for a new ride.

 

 

ENTRY LEVEL HARDTAIL

 

Orbea MX 10 27 2016 

 

Fun, modern and fantastically priced, everything you want from a hardtail in three words – and that is exactly what the MX 20 gives you. Thanks to the compact geometry, agility and stability is improved, making it lively and full of fun through tight, technical trails; assured on fast descents and is perfectly able to ride back up.

The hex-tubing provides better performance in terms of overall frame durability, rigidity and strength and results in a more ‘compact’ and solid ride. The integration of a super strong neck adds safety and assurance in any riding situation. Set up with high performing, durable Shimano components including hydraulic disc brakes and an SR Suntour front fork, the Orbea MX 20 has everything you need for a fun, exhilarating ride.

INTERMEDIATE HARDTAIL

 

Cube LTD Race 2016

 

Constructed through Cube’s renowned Advanced Mechanical Forming technology, the frame can achieve high levels of stiffness whilst keeping weight very low through using lightweight aluminium. Designed around Cube’s Agile Ride Geometry allowing the bike to remain lively through tight singletrack, the LTD Race rips through trails and climbs alike. Set-up with the high performing Shimano XT 2×11 groupset and a Manitou Marvel front fork, the Cube LTD Race has everything you’ll need for those epic rides.

ADVANCED HARDTAIL

 

Whyte 909 2017

 

The Whyte 909 is their top-end trail hardtail. It is dripping with lust-worthy components such as Shimano’s brand New XT M8000 1 by 11 groupset and brakes, RaceFace’s Turbine Clinch direct mount chainset system with a 30mm alloy axle and screw in BSA BB cups. The 909 brings in a new frame for the 2017 edition, with an 'intergrip' seat post clamp system. The new BBX internal cable routing produces extra stiffness and increased chain clearance. Equipped with a UK-made Hope Evo rear hub and Fox 34 Performance fork with FIT4 Damper the 909 is a top of the line hardtail, perfect for UK riding.  Including a new frame for the 2017 edition, with an 'intergrip' seat post clamp system. The new BBX internal cable routing produces extra stiffness and increased chain clearance.

ADVANCED FULL-SUSPENSION

 

Whyte T -130  Carbon Works 2017

 

Built using Whyte's single ring specific Carbon frame, the Whyte T-130 Carbon Works features a full width main pivot that increases torsional stiffness, extends bearing life and maximises suspension performance.

Rolling in with Whyte's own 30mm wide hookless carbon tubeless ready rims, that's laced onto their own hubs with DT Swiss spokes and brass nipples, you get the lightweight benefits with security, when pushing the Works to the limit.