Why your next bike should be a mountain bike

Top UK freerider and Lapierre ambassador Grant 'Chopper' Fielder explains how riding MTBs can make you a better all-round cyclist

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Whether you’re watching the Tour de France or getting into the saddle for yourself, there’s an elegant simplicity to riding a bike on the road – it’s that perfect fusion of human and machine combining for maximum speed on the tarmac.

If you’ve dismissed road cycling’s trail-based cousin as something other people do, however, it may be time to think again. Taking up mountain biking can develop plenty of skills that you can apply to your road bike to make you a better all-round cyclist.

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