Mountain biking has grown so big that there have been numerous platforms under it. There is XC or Crosscountry, All-mountain, Enduro, Downhill, fourcross and trials.
There are numerous bikes for each discipline, depends on how you should use your mountain bike. They say the “park” bike is the new ONE bike, a machine which can do all disciplines with ease (a park bike is a 3-4 inch full-suspension bike with a beefy wheelset).
For me, the park bike is the younger brother of the freeride bike. If you want more meat, more travel, more muscle, the FREERIDE is the bike.
All the same, it’s not in the bow, it’s in the Indian who shoots.