Bored of riding a bike on a plane road?
Want something adventurous?
Is mountain biking is your new passion?
Are you an amateur in this field? If your answer is yes for those questions then this article is for you!
If you like taking risk and wheel down the hills surrounded by beautiful nature than mountain biking is perfect for you. It’s also one of the best forms of physical exercise.
I bet you mountain biking will work out all the muscles of your body. However, it’s pretty risky task to do. I current you no matter how perfect your balance is there will be this one time you will end up falling and my tips for the beginner will be as many time as you fall you get as much stronger.
This is the fun of mountain biking you fall, you hurt but rise up again and roll.
Remember everything has a beginning. You are just a step away from glory! Do you have a mountain bike? That’s what you need. Now just began. One day you will be a great mountain biker for sure.
Never lose hope. The most important thing you need to do is Practice and Practice! Remember by reading an article you can’t learn how to be a good mountain biker. Rather you have to keep those tips in mind and start practicing.
Important health tips:
As it’s a heavy workout you need to be properly hydrated before you start mountain biking. While you are mountain biking on a beautiful summer day, enjoying the Mother Nature you also have the bright sun on the top of your head which basically sucking mineral out of your body.
So it’s very important to carry a bottle of water with you when you are mountain biking. Also, you have to carry some bandage in case you fall and hurt yourself.
Mountain biking, the words automatically tell you that you are going to face some curves step and bumps. So you need to have a good balance for that you need to have good body position.
Your knees must be closer to your bike’s body frame. It will help your knees to stay flexible. If you are going uphill put your weight forward and while riding downhill put your weight backward in order to avoid fall.
Know your bike like your beloved:
Surprised? Well, don’t be. It’s more important than biking in a plane road. Mountain bikes are bit different from regular bikes. Their gear and brakes work a bit different than regular bikes. So before you start biking you have to know your bike like your beloved.
A helmet is a must:
mountain biking is full of obstacles. No matter how much balance you have, you have to fall. So the helmet is must to protect you from a head injury. So purchase a very good helmet.
Comfortable seating position:
Like biking in the road you must need a comfortable seating position in mountains too. It’s more than important. You have to make a seat position according to your height.
In general, your knees should bend slightly. Don’t straighten your arms rather stay flexible and relaxed and never lock your elbow and knees.
Gear changing tips in the mountain:
You need to know when and which gear you need to use. If you ride uphill, then lower gear is perfect for you. Also in a lower gear, it’s easy to paddle. Higher gear makes you faster but it’s hard to paddle in a higher gear.
However, while riding in downhill higher gear is suitable for you.
Make perfect use of breaks:
Some people don’t use front breaks. Well, you need to use two breaks properly while riding in a mountain. But yes if you can’t use your front break properly you can fall anytime.
Don’t push it fully. Rather push and leave! It can help you control your speed while riding downhill. However, by practicing much you will learn by yourself how and when you have to use the front brake and back brake.
Don’t ride alone:
If you are amateur I advise you not to go alone. Perhaps go with your friends who ride those tracks and know those tracks well. Or you can join a local mountain riding group.
They will help you learn the roads and give you so many important tips. Also, they will teach you riding properly.
You Concentration can save your life:
Concentration is the most important thing on a mountain. Never ever lose your attention while riding. Don’t ever forget that riding in a mountain is risky as hell. You can even die there. So all you need to do is pay attention every single time.
Those few tips cannot make you a perfect mountain rider! Yes, you are reading right those tips can’t make you. Only you and your hard work can make you a legend mountain bike rider.
So why are you waiting for?
Practice as much as you can and try to follow those tips for betterment.