This style of riding is adapted from mountain bike Enduro racing. The lines blur between Enduro and all-mountain, where today most people refer to them as one and the same. Enduro is where you pedal up mountains and bomb them fast downhill. A big thing to note, the goal is to pedal up the mountain as fast as possible. It’s most closely associated with what most casual mountain bikers do if they ride hills.
If you’re looking for a do-all type of mountain bike, an Enduro mountain bike is for the every man and woman. And if you’d like to compete in local races, Enduro is the one you can compete in and have the most fun in as an amateur.
For Enduro, you’re ideally looking for a bike that is stable, highly manueverable, has gears that are suitable for downhill and most importantly uphill climbs. And most importantly, have plenty of suspension travel. One would also want to keep the weight low, but have strong durability.
Enduro Mountain Bike Build
Typical setup of an Enduro mountain bike include:
Suspension: both front and rear
Front: 6.3″ to 6.7″ of travel with a single-crown fork
Rear: 5.9″ to 6.1″ of travel
Brakes: Recommended front and rear
Tubing: Stronger frame materials with a focus on reducing weight. Aluminum and carbon fiber are favorites.
Weight: 29 to 35 lbs is a typical range. Since the goal is to pedal uphill, lighter is better.
Check out our collection of Enduro mountain bikes. Most of which are made right here in America.