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Mountain Biking and Trail Riding : Essential Gear for Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking and Trail Riding : Essential Gear for Mountain Biking


Hi, my name is Debbie, and I’ve been teaching
beginner mountain biking for over ten years. This clip will be about essential gear for
your average trail ride. First of all water. You want to be able to carry enough water
to last the duration of your ride in a hydration pack, or a bottle on your bike. Second, you
want a nice pair of gloves. Gloves accomplish a couple of things. The help you with the
grip, most of them have padding on the inside. If you have carpel tunnel syndrome, having
these strategic pads will help reduce the effects of carpel tunnel from the vibrations
of the bike. The second most important thing about your gloves, is when you come off your
bike, everyone sticks their hand out first. If you don’t have a glove on, you’re going
to end up with gravel and sticks and a bloody hand. And that’s pretty icky, but something
pretty easy to protect with a pair of gloves. Second is a pair of eye protection. These
are an amber lens for shady condition. You can use a clear lens for night riding or a
dark lens if you’re going to be out in the sun quite a bit. The most important aspect
of your trail ride and protection is your helmet. When you hit the ground, if your head
is heading towards the ground, you want the front of your helmet to hit the ground before
your nose hits the ground. If you fall sideways, you’re gonna land on your shoulder and no
matter what, your head’s gonna bang on the ground. You want the side of your helmet to
hit the ground and not your head. These are your essential safety gear that you’re going
to need for your entire trail rides, to be safe and comfortable while you are out trail
riding.

13 comments on “Mountain Biking and Trail Riding : Essential Gear for Mountain Biking

  1. she talks about the average trail. So go out ride up ,down and go home. Extreme Downhill or advanced trails need special gear. But thats what you need if you just ride the mtb. With a Fullface Helmet you wont ride more then 10miles its just akward

  2. @javaleira

    go with the aspect 55, i have that bike and its absolutlty killer, I do a ton of downhilling and a ton of dirt jumping on that bike, only thing ur going to need to do is buy a new set of rims and pedals. Only downside of the bike is the shimano gears are total crap, i am going to upgrade them when the totaly fall apart, but if you are doing lite riding they will do fine.

  3. she's been teaching beginner mountain biking for over 10 years. probably all her students end like her or learnt nothing.

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