Mountain Bikes are OK for pavement (with a tire change of course) but are best for rocky and dirt trails and single track paths through the woods and gravel roads.
Mountain Bikes come in two varieties:
• Hardtail bikes feature a front suspension fork and a rigid back with no rear suspension shocks. This type of mountain bike is much less expensive and lighter in weight than a typical full-suspension mountain bike. A hardtail is the more versatile choice if you plan to use it for both paved and unpaved surfaces. The tradeoffs from a full-suspension mountain bike? A hardtail is less able to safely handle more technical singletrack trails, provides less overall shock absorption and, in some situations, delivers less rear wheel traction.
• Full-suspension bikes have both front and rear suspension shocks making them ideal for backcountry trails or technical (steep, bumpy, twisty) singletrack. They also stand up to more aggressive riding including jumps or drops of up to 5 feet. As mentioned above, full-suspension bikes are more expensive and generally heavier than hardtail bikes.
The following are some of the manufacturers that we carry. Please click on any of the logos to learn more and more about the individual manufacturer or bikes that we carry.
The Hub at Backcountry Outdoors is conveniently located at the entrance to Pisgah National Forest. The Hub offers a great line of mountain bikes, great service, and the latest in demos and rentals. The helpful and energetic staff is ready for anything.
The HUB was established in 1992. Backcountry Outdoors was started in the 1990s. Then in 2007 the Bike shop was bought out of Backcountry Outdoors and The Hub was started. Then, in 2010 the owners of The Hub bought the rest of Backcountry Outdoors.Now the businesses have merged and expanded, and added The Pisgah Tavern with six beers on tap.
Visit us at :http://www.thehubpisgah.com/