Mountain bike frames have many different variations. Depending on the type of riding, you can choose your frame material, suspension travel, suspension type and more. When choosing the right suspension frame for your bike it’s important to consider the type of riding you will be doing. Long-travel trail and enduro bikes are built to take the biggest hits but a shorter travel frame may be more suitable for lots of climbing. If you’re new to the sport, an aluminium hardtail is a great starting point while more experienced riders may want to consider a longer-travel carbon ‘full-suss’.