Anyone watching a mountain biker is sure to feel an adrenalin rush. The sheer thrill of biking down rough rocky terrain without caring for life and limb is not for everyone. More people though are willing to pursue this adventure explaining the popularity and spurt of all terrain bikes. The all terrain mountain bikes are made with one aim-sustain any physical duress it may encounter. Technology has ensured that bikes meant for all terrain biking have good shock absorbers helping bikers to ride downhill or go cross country biking. The all-terrain bikes have specific functionality and refinements depending on the road it has been built for.
Mountain bikers are not men alone a growing tribe of women bikers are dispelling the myth that mountain biking is for men. Schwinn for instance has bikes tailored for women in its mountain bike range. The Schwinn Sidewinder 2.6 fs Bike for instance is geared for women bikers and available in attractive colors. The Schwinn Sidewinder 2.6 fs Bike is an all terrain with a hand-built trail-tuned steel frame and aluminum crown suspension fork. The Schwinn Sidewinder 2.6 fs Bike offers durability and shock-absorbing comfort. Perfect for on or off-road riding, the Schwinn Sidewinder 2.6 fs front and rear alloy linear pull brakes for sure-stopping power.
Besides all these features the Schwinn Sidewinder 2.6 fs Bike also offers quality sport saddle to ensure a comfortable ride. This model is also available for men with additional features including a sports saddle especially designed for comfort. The all terrain bike has disk brakes and rear wheel shocks for downhill riding while a cross country model is lighter with fewer parts. The Schwinn Sidewinder 2.6 fs Bike is basically a 26 inch mountain bike. The speed of these The Schwinn Sidewinder 2.6 fs Bikes are controlled with 21 smooth shifting gears, which helps in making the rides along the tough paths easy and fast.
Cyclists looking for comfort and not intensely passionate of mountain biking or all terrain prefer the lighter model. An all-terrain bicycle is characterized by the widest tires of all bicycle categories. The tires come in various threading patterns, from motocross patterns for off road conditions to slimmer patterns more suited for asphalted roads. Even the braking system used on mountain bikes is different making the all terrain bikes and mountain bikes more expensive than the normal models. The brake systems used on mountain bikes are either V-brakes or disk brakes. Mountain biking not only gives that adrenalin rush it also helps people get back in touch with nature away from the humdrum of everyday living.