This portion of the website is designed to help Mountain Bike Beginners. The advice I offer would most likely not help Pro’s and Semi-Pro’s as they already have everything figured out. While not a Pro or Semi-Pro, I have figured a few things out about this sport and I am willing to pass them on to you.
Mountain Bike Beginners come in all shapes and sizes. I started when I was 49-years old. I rode up Strand Hill behind a 7-year old in Crested Butte, Colorado. A 66-year old mountain-biker crossed my path on the Prospector Trail in Saint George, Utah.
When many people decide they want to try mountain biking, the first thing they do is go to their local department store or bike shop and buy a bike.
You can get a much better bike for the same price (or less) if you have a little patience. This might sound kind of elementary but… the most important aspect to enjoying this sport is to GET A GOOD MOUNTAIN BIKE!
A quality bike can make all the difference in how you experience the trail. While I am not here to sell you a specific brand, I can help you decide the type of features you might want on a bike.To read more information on this subject click: The Right Type of Bike for You.
The next most important item for Mountain Bike Beginners would most likely be the helmet. I wore a helmet and it saved my life! Does it matter which helmet you get? Does the color really matter? Does the most expensive helmet offer more protection? How should the helmet fit? For some information about helmets click: Choosing a Mountain Bike Helmet.
For a couple years I mountain biked in tennis shoes, with platform pedals. After riding with bikers in Crested Butte I decided to get some cleated pedals and riding shoes and… have grown to love it! To find out what I recommend please click: Mountain Bike Shoes.
When I meet new riders I try to ask them questions. I am always trying to learn more about my sport. To read many of
the ideas I have collected over the years click: Mountain Biking Tips.