Imagine for a moment you are a fish. Okay, you’re swimming along and BOOM. You run into a mountain bike. What is this thing? How am I supposed to use it? Can I eat it?Continue reading Mountain Bikes For Dummies
Mountain bikes are truly a blessing for the adrenaline junkies. These bikes are built to take on some of the toughest terrains where one couldn’t imagine walking, let alone riding a vehicle there. They have a great stopping power owing to the motorcycle styled brakes that are built and stacked to them.
The 29-inch wheel travels over things easier has more momentum and a smoother ride especially on mild trails.
A bike with front suspension only is the most popular type of mountain bike. It is versatile, fast, and fun to run, perfect for mild trails and pavement.
You should clean your bike at least once a year and more often if it is very muddy or got caught in the rain. I clean mine when there is a shifting or braking issue.
Good bikes cost a lot of money because they have expensive components. Excellent-quality bikes cost money, and it will cost you about a thousand bucks or more. If you feel this is too much for you, then you can start looking for cheap bikes.
It depends on your height, leg length, and maker. While standing above the bike, you should have a few inches of clearance. If you are buying online, they will have detailed sizing charts. As an example, I am 5-10 and have a 17-inch frame. If in doubt get the next smaller size.