It is really important to have a mountain bike that is up to the job. You will be tackling tricky terrain and this means that you will be looking for something that is durable such as this bike which has a hi-tensile steel frame. You will also want full suspension as this bike has so that you get a more comfortable ride, even when you are travelling over bumpy ground. The 18-speed gears will mean that you will be able to adjust to different conditions, whether you are going up or downhill and this will make the ride easier. It is also important to keep safe and the mechanical disc brakes should provide this, even in wet or snowy weather conditions. The bike also has wide tyres with a deep tread which means that they will not slip.