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
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.
There is no shortage of videos of mountain bike crashes from around the world, with many riders with appropriate safety equipment escaping serious injury, while others were not that fortunate. However, some of the most spectacular mountain bike crashes have been staged for television shows and movies, using stunt riders.
My tires have 35 psi on tires rated 40-60. I have excellent grip and feel on off-road trails at this level. I use tires with tubes. I would increase if riding on pavement.
You can change gears to keep pedaling at the same cadence in changing environment. It would help if you switched to lower gear when going uphill, and higher gear going down.
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.