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If you’re starting out in the mountain bike world – welcome! You’ll want to understand the basics of mountain biking and apply these tips to your daily rides.

If you have been mountain biking, you may still find this information interesting and useful.

Mountain bikes are a fun way to exercise and connect with nature. Compared to road bikes, they have the following characteristics:

  • fatter tires with rugged tread for stability and durability on off-road terrain
  • a more upright cycling position that lets you enjoy the view
  • most have suspension systems that absorb shock for a more comfortable ride

There are many ways to enjoy mountain biking, and you don’t even have to be in the mountains. Trails vary from pleasant rides on wide, flowing logging roads to high-adrenaline challenges on technical singletrack.

We’ll share with you the basics of what to expect before your first ride, including an overview of different types of mountain bike terrain, styles of mountain biking and basics for getting geared up and ready for a fun time on the trails.

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