Mountain Bikes with front and rear suspension are sub-divided into different categories, dictated mainly by how much suspension travel they offer. They all offer more shock absorption and hard riding ability than bikes with front suspension only, but the rear suspension means they weigh more too.
Full suspension bikes with a 'Trail' label are designed for harder hitting terrain than bikes with an 'Cross Country' ('XC') label, while bigger terrain bikes sub-divide with tags like 'All Mountain' or 'Freeride', usually with enough gears to allow you to ride back uphill again. Purist gravity bikes are made for downhill racing or lift-fed mountain terrain, so they're hard work elsewhere. But above all, full suspension bikes always boost the fun factor.
Bikes with 80 to 120mm of suspension are generally aimed at cross country riders looking for more comfort, control and damage avoidance than is offered by typical hardtail (suspension fork only) mountain bikes. At the other extreme are sturdy bikes designed mainly for downhill. Most sit between the extremes and a variety of design approaches allow you identify with the riding you do. Please consult Wiggle’s bike buying guide to learn more about identifying the right full suspension bike for you.
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