How to choose the best mountain bike

Mountain bikes are designed for off-road cycling and it is different from the everyday road biking. These bikes are designed for those who want to escape the harshness of the civilisation and explore the purity of nature without causing the release of CO2 from a metal bodied motored giant. There are a variety of mountain bikes available in the market and it gives a real hard time to an individual to choose the perfect one. Here are 5 tips that will be proved helpful while choosing a bike:

Mountain BikeFix the Budget

Determining the amount of cash one can afford to buy a bike is very important. It helps in choosing the best one within the fixed budget. It is wise to keep aside some amount of money for the extra costs that are needed for buying the seat bag, hydration pack, and biking gears. But it is recommended to spend a big amount in the start for buying the best bike rather than upgrading the parts every two months.

The best mountain bike stands for the best biking experience. So spend a considerable amount and enjoy biking.

Choosing the Style

Before choosing a mountain bike, one needs to be honest with himself. It is very important to understand what kind of the biker is and what will be the mountain bike used for. There are different styles of mountain bikes available in the market namely cross country bikes, trail mountain bikes, freestyle bikes and specific downhill bikes. As the names suggest, these different styles of mountain bikes are equipped with different types of features for the different genre of trips. So choose the style and then choosing the bike will become a child’s play.

Test Drive

Everyone knows that knowledge is power. So before choosing a mountain bike one needs to gather more knowledge about the piece. In this case, the knowledge can be gathered by taking the baby to a test ride. There are can be various equally priced bikes with similar looks but there can be many subtle differences that can only be understood by taking a test ride. Take the time to test ride as many as possible then choosing the best mountain bikes will become a piece of cake.

Bike fit and treads

A proper bike fit analysis is required to choose the best. It aids in understanding whether the mountain bike fits the size of the rider. A proper bike fit includes some changes in the length of the crank arm and stem. This will ensure a better performance of the bike on the trails. The perfect tires are also important in the adventures. So choose a bike with right tires that will match the preferred trails.

Final Say

Mountain bikes are for trails, racing through the countryside or to explore the terrains. The good mountain bikes make a biker feel at home and also makes the pedalling very comfortable. The above points are aimed at helping the bikers to choose the right bike. Go through the points, buy the best bike and ride to explore the unknown.

Thanks to all the supporters!

Thank you so much to everyone who came out, supported, and had a complete blast with us on the Street Brutality Tour. An extra special thanks to Shattered Realm, Hoods and Black My Heart for making every day memorable…we love all you guys and wish you safe trips home. “Word up!” to all the other bands on this tour who we had the privilege of sharing the stage with across the country and anyone out there who raged with us and opened up their homes to us. It is all greatly appreciated.

DB! in the future…

The European tour with Terror and Blacklisted is right around the corner. All the dates are up in the “Tours” section on the site. We’ve already begun to write new material for our next record and beginning to prepare for more U.S. touring. A west coast tour with Furious Styles from Seattle and Cleveland’s finest Ringworm (not confirmed) is being attempted so be on the lookout for that.

We also have some new merch designs for sale through 1917 Records that you can check out.

That’s about it for now. We’ll see you soon. Until then…RAGE!

-DB!