So you’ve experienced the sheer thrill of MTB and now you just can’t get enough. Sounds familiar. You want to buy a bicycle, and that is understandable. But how do you know what bike is going to be perfect for you? Of course, you have to consider what you are willing to pay, but here we take a very quick look at things you should consider before buying a bike. Just to help you make an informed decision, of course!
#1 Familiarize Yourself with Different Types of MTB
As a newbie, you simply cannot just go to a sports shop and buy a bike. Get to know the different types of products out there and consider which one would be best for your specific needs. You won’t use a trail bike if you’re going to do cross country cycling, right?
#2 Terrain vs Suspension
The type of bike you’ll end up buying should be manufactured for a specific use and terrain. The suspension is very important when it comes to MTB – this ensures that riders can easily handle bikes on rough and rocky terrain. Be sure you know the different types of suspensions on bikes and which you would need.
#3 Traction and Tyres
MTB terrain is usually a bit rough. But it can vary. Know the terrain you’ll want to start off on and this will give you a clear indication of the type and width of the tyres you need for your new mountain biking adventure!
Lastly, we just want to add a side note, remember that it is important to make informed decisions. Don’t hesitate to ask people in sales to assist when making a big purchase decision like this one. Mountain bikes don’t come cheap, nor do they grow on trees.