Feel the adrenaline pump through your veins and connect with nature simultaneously, as you charge through rocky mountain terrains on a bike with Adventure XP.
Saddle or handlebar bags can be attached to the bike and can store valuables like IDs, camera, keys/mobiles. (Recommended brands)
You can wear shoes that work with platform pedals and can accept a cleat later to work with a clipless pedal system. (Recommended brands)
Grippy rubber outsoles with lugs can make walking on trails and scrambling over obstacles easier. (Recommended brands)
• Baggy or form-fitting shorts
Mountain-bike shorts with sturdy fabrics and plenty of pockets offer stretch for easy leg movement as aerodynamics is rarely a concern, however some fitness riders prefer form-fitting shorts which can provide muscle support. (Recommended brands)
• Padding for shorts
Mountain bike shorts with integrated padding are ideal because you sit more upright and your riding position continually varies between seated and standing. This can help to reduce friction and wick moisture. (Recommended brands)
• Bike Tights and Pants
Padded bike tights can be substituted for liner shorts and can be made of waterproof or breathable materials. (Recommended brands)
Mountain-bike jerseys that efficiently wick away sweat and are a bit looser than road-bike jerseys are a good option. For gravity-oriented riding styles, the fit can be looser, with longer sleeves that provide additional coverage from branches. (Recommended brands)
• Trail Riding Helmet
Trail riders should opt for more protection and coverage, which is longer on the sides and back. (Recommended brands)
• Downhill Helmet
This requires maximum coverage which will include a full-face helmet, and a pair of goggles rather than sunglasses. (Recommended brands)
Full-fingered gloves with no padding are ideal. For riders doing steep, fast or technical descents, the gloves can be lighter, cooler, and allow you to maintain better bar feel. (Recommended brands)
• Knee pads, elbow pads, and shin guards (Recommended brands)
• Do not wear denim jeans or cotton tees
Cotton holds onto water and can keep you feeling sweaty in hot temperatures.
• Do not wear flip-flops
Flip-flops do not offer the optimum amount of protection required for your feet during biking.
• Do not consume sugary sodas, caffeinated drinks, or alcoholic beverages
These drinks can be dehydrating, mind-altering, and diuretics.