High Energy Mountain Biking is the Name of the GameHey, this video is an "oldie but goody", if you consider something from October 2012 old! The high energy ride keeps your attention up. I think we might have linked this on our Facebook page, but here is is to have another look:
We realize that the bikes used are specialized for the video, we can still make recommendations that will "rock your cycling socks off" and are easily available to "the common man" (or woman).
Trek's Mamba Takes Center Stage
We like the Trek Mamba for lots of reasons. It's one of the best full suspension mountain bikes under $1,000 on the market. The frame is lighweight aluminum and features Gary Fisher's proven G2 geometry (see below). Cushioning the ride is a Rockshox fork that gives you 100mm of travel for this 29er.
Mores features includes Bontrager disc wheels with Hayes disc brakes, along with solid shifting from Shimano. In our humble opinions, you can do everything in the video and more with the Mamba.
What's more, a well-cared for bike can last for years, so this is also a good investment. All our bikes come with a lifetime of annual check-ups for your ride.
How G2 Geometry Works
Trek's G2 Geometry (version 2 of Gary Fisher's Genesis Geometry) delivers the ultimate ride for every trail. Genesis earned rave reviews for awesome handling on climbs and descents thanks to a long top tube paired with a short stem that moves the front wheel forward for top-notch confidence and control, while short chainstays add phenomenal traction. G2 Geometry takes these handling traits to the next level by boosting control on tight singletrack and technical climbs, too. This is accomplished by increasing the amount of fork offset (reducing trail), which makes G2 bikes steer more quickly, and by shortening the reach, which puts more weight on the front wheel for even better control and confidence. The two animations above showcase how G2 Geometry provides the perfect ride.
Come by the store for a test drive this weekend. We'll give you a little "shock and awe"!