Built with strong components that can absorb rough riding, mountain bikes are designed for off-road use. They have high-performing brakes, suspension, fat tires and comfortable seats. It is advisable to switch the “fat tires” for thinner tires “slicks” for a multi-day road ride.
Pro: Extremely durable. Even street riders can enjoy the durability when faced with potholes, curbs, and buckled pavement.
Con: Wide tires make mountain bikes less than ideal for traveling far on flat surfaces. They’re also heavier than other bikes due to their sturdy frames.