Why Are Mountain Bike Seats So Hard

Mountain bikers complain a lot about seats being so hard. Yet manufacturers keep making them firm and rigid. Why are mountain bike seats so hard? They are hard so the sit bones and soft tissue are supported. Pedaling efficiency and circulation are increased. The crotch area is kept cool. Hard seats prevent the compression of nerves and stops chafing.They also …

What are Hardtail Mountain Bikes Used For

Hardtail mountain bikes don’t have any rear suspension, and mountain biking is all about riding off road and over mountains, hence the name. So why even have a hardtail bike made in the first place. What are hardtail mountain bike used for? Riders use hardtail mtb on smooth trails and to climb hills. They are also used on gravel and …

Why Do Mountain Bikers Shave Their Legs

Mountain bikers that shave their legs sort of does not make sense when you think about it. They usually wear pants or long shorts. There must be something to this. Why do mountain bikers shave their legs? Shaved legs make it easier to clean and treat a wound or cut. Removing a bandage is less painful. Cleaning muddy dirty legs …

Why Do Mountain Bikers Have Their Seats So High

You can always tell when a mountain biker has their seat high because you don’t see it very often which makes them stand out. This got me wondering. Why do mountain bikers have their seats so high? Mountain bikers seats are high so they can increase their pedal power and efficiency. It allows the rider to almost fully extend their …

Why Do Mountain Bikers Wear Spandex

Usually when people think about spandex, mountain bikers do not come to mind. Normally this is reserved for road bikers. But many mountain bikers do wear them. Why do mountain bikers wear spandex? They wear spandex because it is cooler, more comfortable, and it wicks away sweat faster. Plus spandex won’t get caught on your saddle during a drop off …