Taking care of a bike can be a fulfilling part of your hobby that adds a sense of accomplishment to the exercise - Learn how best to look after your mountain bike and save both money and time with our 5 simple maintenance tips!
What springs to mind when protective gear for mountain biking is mentioned? Helmets are a common first thought, often followed by elbow and knee pads or protective gloves. But there's more to preparing for a safe bike outing than just strapping on a helmet and hoping for the best.
Upgrades are components on your bike that you can change to make the biggest performance gains and the best way to make your bike better without buying a whole new bike! But what classes as an upgrade? Lighter, more aerodynamic stiffer components class as upgrades as they can help in making your bike faster and more competitive. So where do you start? And how do you get great upgrades for under £200?
At regional level racing, you can race on whatever you want really. This is a really great way to be able to get into the sport, try it out and see if you like it befire comitting your whole life to it. Mountain bikes, adventure bikes, cyclo cross bikes are all permitted. You may even want to ride a road bike but you dont see this very often as you do need some grip on the track and are chunkier tyres are helpful. Riders generally opting for tyres up to 33mm for maximum grip. If yyou are riding a mountin bike then this will vary.
26ers were the one and only option a few years ago. They were the size wheel that was standard on a mountain bike every one who owned a mtb had a 26 inch wheel. No one had anything else and no one thought any different until the 29er came out. A 29er is a larger size wheel that has a faster rolling speed.
In our heads we would love to think we look like Nino Schurter or Danny Hart. Free and loose on the bike , throwing the bike into berms, cruising up climbs and tail whipping off tabletops! In reality, if you are honest with yourself this really isn't the case. In fact if you are reading this then it's more like you are looking to improve your skills, get smoother, climb better and descent with confidence.
Sounds self-explanatory? It's racing a mountain bike right? Well, there is quite a bit to mountain bike racing and one of the great things about mtb racing is that it is very accessible to all levels from under 8's to super vets and is a great way to start off racing whatever your age or ability.
Have you ever wondered how the riders get to ride in the most prestigious race in the world? How do they get in these races? Do you have to qualify? Do you have to win certain races? Do you have to apply to World Tour teams? Do you have to be a certain speed? How do you get into it?
Here is a simple and easy video guide on how to pack a Scicon AeroTech Evolution 3.0 TSA bike case. Learn how quick and easy it is to pack your bike away for your next adventure!