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Aspects to Consider While Selecting a Mountain Bike

February 12, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 146

If you are one of those who enjoy action-packed adventure sports, mountain biking is a great choice. In order to have fun while riding your mountain bike, you should ensure your complete protection using appropriate MTB gear. However, before you choose your MTB gear or MTB shoes, the first thing is selecting a great mountain bike that matches your skill level.

This article presents few important aspects you should consider when you are planning to buy a mountain bike.

If you are conscious about the cost of a MTB, you still have plenty of choices available in the market. However, most of the cheaper models might lack in their quality, strength, suspension, disc brakes etc. Therefore, if cost of the bike is a constraint for you, you should check if your bike can be upgraded later.

Frame of a bike is another important consideration when you are planning to buy a mountain bike. It should be strong and ergonomically designed for a better performance. Also, it should not be too heavy or too lightweight because that will impact your performance while riding. You should check the materials of the frames of your chosen bikes are made of. For example, a Crom-oly frame is strong yet lightweight and is often preferred over steal frames that are heavier. It is also a good idea to check if the frame of your bike can be upgraded later.

Suspension is a really crucial aspect of buying it. A bike without appropriate suspension will require you to wear more MTB gear. This is because a good suspension will keep your bike stable even during higher jumps or while performing your tricks. Suspension of your bike is almost as important as the MTB shoes because both have almost the similar functionality.

You can choose a mountain bike that allows you to shift gears by rotating the grip of the handles. You can however, choose a mountain bike that has the trigger shifting mechanism of changing MTB gear. The latter is a more preferred option as this minimizes the level of distraction gear shifting might cause while you are riding.

Seat of your bike should be checked in order to ensure that you do not get disturbed by the discomfort while riding. The seat should be adjustable to the ideal height for you. In addition, its fabric should be able to absorb sweat and moisture. The padding in the seat of your bike should also be thick and strong enough to provide you the desired level of comfort.

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