Mountain Bike Beginner Essentials

At the moment, we are speaking to and dealing with more and more customers who are either getting into mountain biking for the first time, or getting back into mountain biking for the first time in a long time. This is mainly due to the Coronavirus outbreak, with more people having more time to get out and enjoy the great outdoors.

Cycling and Mountain Biking has remained one of the only permitted forms of exercise, and has been actively encouraged by the government. It is of course, bad news for mountain bike events and races - but an uptake in the number of people getting out on a mountain bike can only be a good thing. 

A lot of customers are coming back to us having bought their first mountain bike in a while, for a whole host of different products that they did not think to order - the need for these products can happen for a number of reasons - thinking that you should have bought a helmet when you try something a little too adventurous, right across to looking at a dirty bike wishing that it was clean. 

Below, we run through some of the most important ‘beginner’ mountain bike essentials and accessories which help make you kickstarting your mountain biking, a success. 


An MTB helmet is a massively important piece of kit for anyone mountain biking - as well as the risks of falling off and hurting yourself on the ground - mountain biking also adds in a massive array of other risks of impact, such as trees and drops. Mountain biking is one of the most exhilarating and exciting sports there is, but it’s always well worth taking the small steps that you can - to ensure you carry it out safely. 


Padded Shorts

If you are new to the world of mountain biking, it’s a good bet that your rear end is too. Repeated journeys across rough terrain on a mountain bike saddle can leave you feeling bruised. Thankfully, there’s an excellent range of padded mountain bike shorts which have been designed to leave you feeling comfortable. 


Cleaning Products

Once you have had your pride and joy out a couple of times, it’s inevitable that you will want to start cleaning and lubricating it’s parts once home - not only to keep it in good working order, but also to ensure it looks fantastic both at home, and when you are next out. 

There are a ton of cleaning kits available across our site, with Muc-Off providing some of the best, and coolest ones to use. 


Bike lights are required by law if you are travelling on the road during darkness - and we have lost count the number of times we have seen mountain bikers losing track of the time, and riding back home dangerously on the roads when darkness has caught them out. 

Mountain bike lights should perform both on road and off road - with extra brightness and toughness built in for all the rigours of off road use. 


Mountain Biking Gloves are pretty essential items - as well as protecting your hands from friction burn and blisters from contact with the rubber grips of your handlebar as you ride - gloves also ensure that you maintain proper control over the bike across all kinds of terrain. 

Mountain Biking Kit Online

If you have recently bought a mountain bike, or dug an old bike out - the above products will all make sure that you enjoy every single ride in the safest possible way. You can view the full range of mountain bike products across our site, and as always - you can just get in touch if you have any questions at all about the range.