With improved suspensions and frame designs, the latest mountain bikes are making riding off-path accessible to all. A guide to the best trail, fat-tire and electric mountain bikes.
Biking on a paved road has its charms—but it can’t beat winding through a piney forest or a picturesque meadow on a dirt trail. Off-roaders experience the world differently: The scents are more pleasant, and there’s only the sound of the wind in the trees and your bike’s knobby tires scrunching over the earth.
As idyllic as this all sounds, we know what you’re thinking: Yes, coasting downhill seems fun enough, but what about the slog back up?