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What To Wear When Mountain Biking

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This guide has been written by cycling review expert Alex Bristol

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Mountain biking is one of the best sports which allows you to get a feel of the nature. Apart from that, it is very important to your health because it gives you a chance to exercise various parts of your body. However, you need to have proper gars that will keep you safe and warm when cycling. If you are planning to but a mounting bike, below are the best gears you should purchase.

Body wear

Bike gloves– These ones are very different from the usual gloves because they are specially designed to give you control. When buying bike gloves, you should ensure that the ones you have picked are well padded. Full finger gloves are the best because they provide maximum protection to your hands.

Jacket – Mountain biking jackets are very important because they keep you warm when the weather is unfavorable. Apart from that, they protect you against wind when riding at high speed. Look for a jacket with padded shoulder or one that is compatible with the helmet.

Biking Tops – T-shirts are good for mountain biking but they are only suitable for short distance riding since they become clammy and clingy when you sweat or when it is raining. You should look for a fitting top that can absorb water from the body. For the upper body, long insulating tops are the best. Fleece jackets are the best for humid uphill tasks.

Cycling pants– These ones arrange from loose to fitting shorts to hugging Lycra. Irrespective of your choice, ensure that they are well padded for comfort and safety.

Riding jersey – The most common types of mountain bike jerseys are lightweight and breathable. You can also choose between long sleeve and short sleeves depending on the weather.

Helmet – A bike helmet is very important when cycling because it protects your head in case of an accident. However, bike helmets come with different sizes which means that you must ensure that you have selected the best size.

Goggles /Sunglasses

When riding on the sun, sunglasses will protect your eyes from direct sunlight which might interfere with your rides. They also protect your eyes from wind especially when riding at a high speed

Arm and Legs Kit – Some people love to use arm or leg warmers as a layering option. The good thing about them is that you can easily lip them on and off as per your requirements. Body armors are available in different shapes and sizes. You can also use kneepads, shin pads and upper body protection if you are riding in tough terrains.

Bike shoes– You can either chose clip less shoes or flat pedal shoes depending on your requirements. Your choice will be determined by what you are comfortable with.

Conclusion

Having the right gears for mountain biking is a very important thing if you really want to enjoy your rides. These gears are means to keep you warm, comfortable and safe depending on the weather. If you own a mountain bike or you are planning to buy one, you should ensure that you have all the gears we have mentioned in the article.

Sources:

1. What To Wear On A Mountain Bike Ride – Post on Bike Radar

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