Mountain biking is a sport that can provide an adrenaline rush like no other, whether it's exploring your local area or heading to one of the many bike parks or trail centres dotted around the UK.
No matter what riding you'll be doing, you'll need a bike to do it. A dedicated mountain bike is the best choice, as they are ideally suited to tackling off-road riding. However, with many different forms of mountain biking available, the choice is greater than ever.
If you're new to the sport, it can be a bit daunting. This guide will focus on the key factors to making your decision and help to explain some of the commonly used terms, so you'll be sure the bike you choose is right for you.