Mountain Bike Clothing
Mountain bikes are specifically created for off-road cycling. This includes trails, paths, rocks, streams, steep declines, dirt trails, logging roads, fire paths and a whole range of other stuff. Mountain Bikes are built with this in mind and are very different to other types of bike. Most mountain bikes use wheels with 26-inch tyres and nobbly bits for traction. Since 2000, front and rear suspension has become commonplace, although some us prefer old school mountain bikes, known as hard tail bikes. Hard tail mountain bikes have front suspension but no rear suspension, weigh less and are more pedal efficient when the terrain is smooth, than full suss bikes. A good number of single track racers still use hardtails for these reasons. There are a wide variety of hardtail mountain bike brands including GT, Kona, Mongoose, Saracen, Trek and many more.
We wrote this Guide to Mountain Bike Body Armour as a general introduction to this piece of kit but didn’t really give an opportunity to consider the do I, don’t I, argument. So this article is a follow-up to that first offering. Body Armour needs to be a serious consideration for those who want good [...]
The Altura Attack Long Sleeve Jersey comes in a tough thermal fabric with MTB inspired features and a design that works on the bike and in the alpine bar or trail centre cafe. Fabric: 94% Polyester, 6% Spandex Fabric Properties: Durable, warm, high wicking waffle fabric Fastening: Chunky full front zip with garage Pockets: Zipped [...]
Mountain biking is often done in wet, rainy, snowy, foggy weather in the UK, and even when it is not, there are tricks like dirt jumping, descending fast down rough mountain passes, and traveling on rocky terrain that can create lots of spills, chills, and thrills that can leave scratches, bruises, and marks. That is [...]