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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 …

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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 …

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Why Do Mountain Bike Helmets Have Visors

Have you ever thought about the visor on your helmet and its purpose. I have and I wondered why it is even there. Why do mountain bike helmets have visors? Mountain bicycle helmets have visors to protect the face and eyes from branches hanging low over the trail and twigs from slapping your face and poking your eyes. Visors shield …

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14 San Diego Mountain Bike Trails For Beginners

San Diego has lots of mountain bike trails. But which ones are easy enough for beginners to ride on. If they are too difficult then you may get into an accident. Worse yet you may lose confidence and not want to ride anymore. Don’t worry, I have collected the best ones for new mountain bikers below. 1. Lagoon Trail The …

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18 Beginner Mountain Bike Trails in Minnesota

There is a wide variety of mountain bike trails in Minnesota which are perfect for new riders. Some are as short as 1.3 miles and others are longer, up to 34 miles, most are in between. There are loop trails and straight out and back trails. Some go by the Minnesota River. But what they all have in common is …