Trek Full Suspension Mountain Bikes
What is Full Suspension? A full suspension mountain bike has a main frame made up of three parts: the front triangle, rear triangle, and connnecting pivots and linkages. A shock controls the rate of compression and rebound. The front wheel is connected to the front triangle by a suspension fork. Both fork and shock allow the wheels a certain amount of controlled vertical movement that varies depending on the style of bike (Cross Country = 60-120mm; Trail = 120-150mm; Enduro = 150-180mm; Down Hill = 180-200mm). Suspension is designed to give riders more comfort, stability, and control by keeping the wheels on the ground while on rough terrain.
Who is it for? Full suspension is smooth, comfortable on rough terrain, and stable on descents. This means more control and more confidence. However, these benefits cost more money, add weight, and decrease pedal efficiency. Is a full suspension bike for you? That depends on how much you want to spend and what types of trails you'd like to ride. If you're comfortable investing $2,000 + in a bike and would like to experience the widest range of Utah trails (which tend to be narrow, rocky, and loose), a full suspension is probably a good fit. We recommend visiting your local bike shop to talk with a professional about your cycling goals. It's a good idea to test ride some different models and note what you like or dislike about each. The most popular and versatile full suspension model we sell is the Trek Fuel EX. Swing by and check one out today.
For those looking for the cost-savings or simplicity of a hardtail, please take a look at our selection of Trek Hardtails.