What do I need for downhill mountain biking?

What gear should I use for downhill bike?

High Gear = Hard = Good for Descending: The “highest” gear on your bike is the largest chain ring in the front and the smallest cog on your cassette (rear gears). In this position, the pedaling will be the hardest and you’ll be able to accelerate while traveling downhill.

Can you ride a mountain bike downhill?

Downhill mountain bike riding, like most things in life, is all about preparation. While you might have the perfect downhill mountain bike, there is a core element to riding downhill well…you! If you don’t ride right you’ll end up in a tree or on a rock, with more than a few scratches.

What equipment do I need for mountain biking?

Mountain bike skills course & guided ride equipment list

  • A well maintained mountain bike. …
  • Mountain bike helmet (mandatory) …
  • Padded cycling gloves (mandatory)
  • Elbow, knee and shin pads (optional)
  • Eye protection (strongly recommended)
  • Your usual cycling clothes.
  • Drinking bottle or Camelbak for water. …
  • A snack or energy food.

Should I wear pads for mountain biking?

Knee pads are necessary for mountain biking, especially if you lack confidence on a trail. Knee injuries off a bike can be very serious, and a good set of mtb knee pads can save you considerable healing time and loss of confidence.

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