When it comes to summertime fun, excitement, and adventure, few sports are as enjoyable as mountain biking. Not only can you have a blast getting dirty on your local trails, a mountain bike (MTB) can easily be loaded into a car or truck and ridden anywhere the trails are legal and the times are good.
Explore the slick-rock of Moab? Done! Scenic views from above beautiful Lake Tahoe? Ooh, yeah! An epic adventure through the Pisgah Forest? An MTB is just the ticket, and summer is just the time.
But simply having an MTB isn't quite enough to hit the trails. You'll need the proper apparel to really do it right - that means the right kind of helmet, shorts, jersey, jacket, gloves, and (can't forget) affordable sunglasses. Read on to learn about the basic MTB gear you need to get out there and crush it!