In the world of mountain biking, there are a wide selection of bikes available for different purposes, environmental conditions, weather, age groups and biking experience levels.
It range from normal, average all the way to the high end versions for the expert bikers and competitions. Price can be from average 500 dollars or less and below to 3500 dollars or more
The list of necessary consideration factors continues. As a result, the process of selecting a mountain bike that is suitable can be a big decision. It can be quite overwhelming for a beginner.
To make it easier, the first task you have to do is to plan ahead. Determine what you need, your requirements, usage and price range. Whether you are going to ride your bike more on the road, nature trails or terrain depending on the surroundings of your residence and country.
Whether you are riding a bike as a sport, for leisure, to keep fit or for competitions.
Secondly, find out more relevant information to gain more knowledge for the right decision later. By reading up books and mountain biking magazines both online/ offline and talk to friends who may have good tips to share 🙂
Thirdly, head down to a reputable bike shop to have a look at the various categories of bikes available. Get familiar and find out more from the staff.
Check out the different designs, materials, features, parts and mountain bike accessories. Take note of the overall quality by identify the origin of the materials used.Shop around initially.
Fourth, weigh the pros and cons, advantages and disadvantages. And
select 2 versions that matches with your needs and requirements.
Fifth, take both bikes out for test rides under different conditions. Take note of the overall performance, stability, comfort and efficiency while riding on it. This is important because you will be on it most of the time while out riding.
Finally, make up your mind on which bike to get. Base your decision on which one is more durable and easy to maintain in the long run. The most important of all is how comfortable are you feeling while on the bike. Not forgetting to compare the price too.
Well there are many interesting ways to get a bike. It is not necessary to own one. For example: Rent a bike, borrow it from a friend, get from second hand store, during a sale etc….
Hope that this will help you to make the right decision and get the correct bike to enjoy the fun of mountain biking.