Global Bikes, Gilbert Shop, Chandler Shop, Ahwatukee Shop

Mountain Bike Guide

For The Love of Dirt

Whether you're seeking adventure, a break from your routine, or a challenging workout, mountain biking is a perfect fit. There’s been plenty of research suggesting that outdoor activities can improve mental and physical health. Maybe that’s why mountain biking fosters such a fun and inviting community.

Which Mountain Bike Is Right For You?

Cross Country Bikes

These are the efficient, race ready, go-fast bikes of the mountain bike world. Cross country bikes generally have more efficient travel. They feature steep head and seat angles which gives you more power for climbing and can include hardtails (front suspension only).

Trail Bikes

These bikes are the Goldilocks of mountain bikes—not too much, and not too little. A trail bike climbs well and descends well. Their relaxed geometry balances climbing efficiency with confident descending prowess. They're "just right" for most applications.

Enduro Bikes

These bikes are built to go fast in the direction that gravity pulls you, down. These bikes give up some climbing efficiency by including more squish than other bikes along with a more relaxed position for confident handling at speed. A natural progression for the more adventurous riders.

Fat Bikes

Sometimes for novelty and sometimes for necessity, these fat tired bikes give you a very wide foot print that translates to a more stable ride in soft sand or over snow and ice. Gaining steam in the bike world these bikes are definitely a fun alternative to the traditional.

Specialized Women's Stumpjumper Comp Carbon 27.5-Mixtape LTD
$4,520.00
Do you have a playlist that always gets you excited? Or one song that makes...
Niner RIP 9 RDO 4-Star Plus
$6,700.00
Take your all-mountain dreams to the next level with Niner's big-wheeled tr...
Specialized Epic Expert EVO
$5,350.00 $5,849.99 9% Savings
Ripping around between the tape is one way to worship at the altar of speed...
Niner RIP 9 RDO 4-Star X01 Eagle 29er
$6,900.00
The RIP 9 takes its place as the king of the mountain and Niner's most capa...
Specialized Women's Pitch Sport 27.5
$625.00
It's been said that variety is the spice of life, and the same could be sai...
Niner JET 9 RDO 1-Star Plus
$3,750.00
The JET lands right in the sweet spot for the all-in-one trail bike. The 12...
Niner JET 9 RDO 3-Star Plus
$5,300.00
The JET lands right in the sweet spot for the all-in-one trail bike. The 12...
Specialized Epic Comp EVO
$2,970.00 $3,219.99 8% Savings
If we're being honest with ourselves, alloy has always been at the heart of...
Niner JET 9 RDO 3-Star GX Eagle 27.5+
$5,400.00
The JET 9 anchors the [R]Evolution of Niner’s trail bikes. Knowing that tec...
Specialized Men's Epic Hardtail Expert
$4,500.00
With all of the growth in full-suspension XC bikes, we found that hardtails...
Specialized Men's Stumpjumper Comp Alloy 27.5
$3,019.99
No need to fret—we haven’t forgotten about all you alloy fans out there. In...
Niner RIP 9 RDO Frame Only Push Edition
$4,100.00
Take your all-mountain dreams to the next level with Niner's king of the tr...

Mountain biking is as much a culture and community as it is an activity. Welcome to the family.

Hit The Trails Now

Gilbert Specialized dealer bike shop
Gilbert Camelbak dealer bike shop
Gilbert Niner dealer global bikes bike shop
Gilbert Electric bike dealer e-bike shop
Gilbert bike car racks dealer yakima
Gilbert Arizona Raleigh dealer bike shop
Gilbert Faraday dealer electric bike shop
Gilbert Kalkhoff electric e-bike dealer
Gilbert bike shop iZIP dealer e-bikes shop
Gilbert Yamaha electric bike shop global bikes
Haibike e-bike dealer bike shop Gilbert Arizona
Gilbert bike shop Global bikes E-bikes