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If you mountain bike enthusiasts who often ride to the mountains, then you must wear a complete bike equipment for your safety. Playing off-road bikes on the track is very different than on the highway. A lot of preparation that must be considered, both physical and bicycles. So based on personal experience, to ensure the safety and comfort of cycling is far from “civilization” there are some items that need to be prepared. Here are some mountain bike gear (note: not for downhill) and price range.

1. Helmet

Helmets are the most required tools used to protect assets in our most precious body. Weight and shape of the helmet to each other can vary. choose which suits you.

2. Glove

Various types of gloves used to protect hands and that hands are not tired. There are gloves that have foam pads, the skin until the gel.

3. First Aid Kit

Cycling activity, especially in the mountains or on hills usually diwrnai with the incidence of falls from bicycles or other types of accidents. That must be brought are a bandage, adhesive, scissors, iodine and alcohol.

4. Hydra Pack

Water is something that must be taken when cycling. Either use a bottle or hydra pack. Hydra pack is where the water is a package with her ​​purse, has a hose that stretched across the back, the goal for our mouths to consume water from the hose. note: because they’re expensive, I have not had a chance. Water capacity that can be accommodated between 1.5 – 2 liters.


Bike Anatomy

Posted: May 10, 2010 in All about MTB

For users of bicycles for both daily activities and to sport the end it’s good to know pecan terms of parts of the ride your bike. The following description of the anatomy of a bike in general:


Top Tube: Head Tube connecting rod with the top of Seat Tube.

Down the Tube: Head Tube connecting rod with the bottom Bracket.

Seat Tube: Seat Post a buffer rod that is attached between the Top and Bottom Bracket Tube.

Seat Stay: rod frame that supports the rear wheel and connected to the top of the seat tube.

Chainstays: rods that connect the bottom frame with a mounting bracket installed where the rear wheels (rear dropout = earring). In full-suspension bike that does not use the Seat Stay this stem also called swing-arm.


Crankset: consists of the chainring, crank arms and bottom brackets as like as the explaining below:


DH – Bikes (Down Hill)

Posted: May 3, 2010 in All about MTB

Downhill bikes are typically made of aluminum or steel, will have 7-10 inches (180-250mm) of rear suspension travel, and be designed around a 7-8 inch (180-203mm) suspension fork. The suspension sag is also much higher than cross-country bikes (25%-50% of total travel vs. 10%-20%) for a more supple ride at higher speeds.

Downhill bikes are also very similar to freeride bikes due to large strong frames and long travel. Most downhill bikes use triple clamp forks which allow longer travel at the front(usually 203mm/8in) and increased stiffness that a single crown fork cannot offer. Drawbacks though, are increased weight and reduced turning circle.

FR-Bikes (Free Ride)

Posted: May 3, 2010 in All about MTB

Freeride is a relatively new discipline of mountain biking, combining different aspects of the sport such as downhill and dirtjumping which has progressed rapidly in recent years, and is now recognized as one of the most popular disciplines within mountain biking.

Modern freeride bikes are similar to downhill bikes, but feature slightly less suspension travel and are lighter – which enables them to be ridden not just downhill but through more technical sections, such as North Shore obstacles. Additionally, most freeride bikes feature slightly steeper headangles and shorter wheelbases than pure downhill bikes to facilitate maneuverability on slower, technical sections of trail.

AM-Bikes (All Mountain)

Posted: May 3, 2010 in All about MTB

A mountain bike or mountain bicycle (abbreviated MTB or ATB (all-terrain bicycle)) is a bicycle created for off-road cycling. This activity includes traversing of rocks and washouts, and steep declines, on dirt trails, logging roads, and other unpaved environments — activities usually called mountain biking.

Wheels used on mountain bikes usually use wide, knobby tires for good traction on uneven terrain and shock absorption. Since 2000, front wheel suspension has become the norm and full front and rear suspension has become increasingly common. Some mountain bikes are also fitted with bar ends on the handlebars to give extra leverage for hill-climbing.

X-C Bikes (Cross Country)

Posted: May 3, 2010 in All about MTB

X-Country Bike is a type of specially designed mountain bikes for cruising in the field of on-road and offroad terrain that is not too steep. For the friends who have a cycling hobby, you’ll want to know which character would you assemble a bicycle as your personal bike.

During its development, a bicycle is a means of transportation that has many benefits. Well, in this case we give you tips to know the specification of a bicycle which includes X-Country.

Below is a bicycle which includes a bike for X-Country: