Looking for a capable, low maintenance and affordable mountain bike? BikeExchange has a range of rigid mountain bikes available to suit you needs. You’ll find more information on these non-suspended bikes below.
Rigid mountain bikes are a great option for riders looking to tackle easier and more accessible trails. Whilst their lack of front or rear suspension limits the potential usage on more technical trails, rigid mountain bikes have the added benefit of being lighter weight and lower maintenance.
Rigid mountain bikes are most at home on smoother, hard packed trails and paths. This makes them excellent for family or casual outings on easier terrain.
Singlespeed rigid mountain bikes are a popular option for some purists considering ditching suspension altogether. The lack of suspension and gearing makes for an ultimately lightweight, reliable and responsive ride. For these riders, a rigid bike also has the added benefit of providing more feedback when riding, making them a sound choice if you’re wanting to hone your skills.
Many of the rigid mountain bikes available today feature plus sized and 29in wheel options. 27.5 plus tyres are similar in size to larger 29in wheels but feature far greater air volume for a more controlled ride. These larger tyres also offer improved stability and greater roll-over ability when riding over rougher terrain. If you’re looking for even more tyre to soak up vibrations or perhaps let you ride on snow or sand, then it’s worth considering a rigid fat bike.
Rigid mountain bikes are more affordable than their hardtail and full suspension counterparts due to their simpler suspension-free design. At the low end, expect a frame and fork combination to be either made of Chromoly Steel or Aluminium, while more premium options may offer feature titanium or carbon fibre.