Bicycle frames are constructed from materials which place emphasis on being strong, lightweight and stiff to aid power transfer. Aluminium, titanium, steel and carbon are widely used in all levels of frame production.
Major bike manufacturers produce a new range of bikes on an annual basis and this determines the model year of a particular bike. This annual turnover is fuelled by advancing technology, industry trends and customer demand for a particular feature or style of bicycle.
Bicycle wheels come in a wide range of sizes from 12" wheels found on smaller Kids Bikes to larger 29" Mountain Bike and 700c Road Bike wheels. Larger wheels are normally faster and more stable at speed and their larger contact patch improves grip too. Smaller wheels are normally lighter, more manoeuvrable and have quicker acceleration.
Wheel sizes are defined by the country that first popularised the style of bike that used them - so you'll see some imperial and some metric measurements listed. Wiggle includes the ISO standard in brackets after each for ease of comparison.
If you're looking for a great range of mountain bikes Wiggle has a variety of different styles and designs for men, women and juniors. Wiggle’s mountain bikes are made from the latest high-tech materials and specifications and can be built ready to ride. Available from stock at our online mountain bike shop we have ladies mountain bikes and mens mountain bikes which offer outstanding value for money across our extensive mountain bike range to suit all activities and budgets. For more information on how to chose the right bike for you, check out our guide to buying a bike