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Mountain Bikes - What to Look For

When you are shopping for mountain bikes, you need to know what to look for, and what is best suited to your personal needs. Are you the kind of rider that likes to take risks? Do you just want to ride for leisure? The kind of rider you plan to be has a direct impact on the type of mountain bike that you need.

It may take you a little while to find the right bike for you, as well as a bike that will fit your budget. Mountain bikes can be quite expensive, depending on what you want. There are many guides that will help you choose the right bike, but the fact of the matter is that you really won’t know for sure until you ride several different mountain bikes yourself.

First determine your price range. Knowing what you can afford will narrow down the list of bikes that are available to you considerably in most cases. Next, think about the type of riding you will be doing, and the type of terrain that you will be doing that riding across. These factors are very important, because you need a bike that can stand up to the riding that you plan to do.

Many bike shops will help you determine what you need in the way of a mountain bike – but many are also out to make a quick buck from an inexperienced mountain biker, so you are better off having some idea as to what you want before you enter the shop. Even after visiting a shop, you should visit several more to make sure that all of the salesmen at all the shops are giving you the same information – if they aren’t, you have to go home and do some research to find out which one to believe.

Mountain bikes can be purchased at a lot of different stores, but the better ones are purchased at bike shops, as opposed to discount stores that carry a little of everything. Start out with a basic bike, and upgrade as you determine what your needs are.

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Articles

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  • Article Directory 1 - This article directory contains articles covering several Mountain bikes issues
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News

The latest news on Mountain bikes you will find below, whenever there's some available...

  • In the News: Moab BLM bans electric bikes on non-motorized trails
    Moab BLM officials have confirmed that electric-assist mountain bikes will be treated as motorized vehicles, and therefore not allowed on mountain bike singletrack in Moab. Photo: Daniel Dunn | VeloNews.com Moab authorities will not permit electric-assist mountain bikes on trails designated for non-motorized traffic The post In the News: Moab BLM bans electric bikes on non-motorized trails ...
  • Reviewed: Ortlieb Micro saddle bag
    Ortlieb's Micro saddle bag comes in a variety of colors besides electric blue, but above all, we found its size to be optimal for short mountain bike rides. Photo: Logan VonBokel | VeloNews.com Ortlieb's smallest seat pack is dropper-post friendly with plenty of space and a mount that lets you swap between bikes The post Reviewed: Ortlieb Micro saddle bag appeared first on VeloNews.com .
  • Bontrager TLR Flash Charger pump delivers a blast of air to wily tubeless tires
    Tubeless tires are pretty much standard on higher-end mountain bikes now, due to their lower weight and rolling resistance, along with their ability to contain sealant. However, they do have one drawback ? you need to use a CO2 cartridge or an air compressor to put the things on. Bontrager has set out to change that, with its TLR Flash Charger pump. .. Continue Reading Bontrager TLR Flash ...
  • Eight mountain bikes stolen from Police Community Youth Club in Wanniassa
    Eight mountain bikes have been stolen from the Police Community Youth Club (PCYC) in Wanniassa on Wednesday.
  • Banff Mountain Film Festival coming to Inland Northwest - Sun, 16 Nov 2014 PST
    Adventure, humor, environmental awareness and awe, plus the always-anticipated dose of pucker factor, are coming to Spokane next weekend in a road show of top outdoor adventure films. The 39th annual Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour travels from Alberta to The Bing Crosby Theater for showings Friday through Sunday.

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