One THING to have in MOUNTAIN BIKING that no one talks about
We often heard these tips in MOUNTAIN BIKING
- Get the right size (ask your friend, bike shop attendants or do your research)
Normally, MTB has these sizes:
* Extra Small
* Extra Large
Each size best suit to a particular height. The taller you are, the bigger the bike size you should get.
Why? So you won’t have severe muscle pains every after biking.
- Choose a wheel size (26, 27.5 or 29er)
29er believed to be introduced in 2001 by Gary Fisher Bikes.
This is now the popular wheel size in MTB.
A 29er can accelerate fast. Good for traction, cornering and adds confidence.
Do I need to say more?
- Choose hardtail or full-suspension (full-sus) among others
Hardtail is stiff and tough which is actually essential for uphill and speed. Mostly, hardtails are way cheaper.
Full-suspension is very enjoyable and playful to ride. It gives you that butter-like ride due to its well-distributed front and rear suspensions. But it gives you that significant drag when doing a straight flat route. And way expensive compared to hardtail.
- Don’t obsess about weight (the lighter the bike, the easier for you to pedal and maneuver but this will cost you a lot)
- Beware the flashy trinkets (avoid unnecessary accessories and upgrades)
* Don’t put your phone on the handlebar when on the trail especially when you are on a black diamond trail
* Install lights that are only prescribed (Front and Tail lights during night ride)
- Choose suspension quality
- Look for futureproof MTB design (something that is upgradable in the future so it remains usable)
- Keep some budget back (for repairs and maintenance) and for safety gears.
Helmet, knee and elbow pads and body armor or chest protector if you are into black trail riding,
But one thing to have in mountain biking that no one talks about is, Insurance.
Do you have an Insurance? Although health insurance usually pay for any injuries you suffer while cycling but it is important to know whether you have one or not. Especially when you are really into real sense of it, “MOUNTAIN” biking.