Freeride and Downhill Mountain Bikes
Downhill mountain bikes are built specifically for downhill riding and racing. They are heavy duty, built to take a beating while at the same time fast and efficient. They are designed with suspension performance in mind and have the most suspension out of all mountain bike categories with up to 200mm (8 inches). They are not designed to be ridden uphill. Freeride mountain bikes are similar to downhill bikes, but feature slightly less suspension travel and are lighter.