Mountain Biking

An introduction to mountain biking

Mountain biking is a sport enjoyed by millions of people across the globe. People are drawn to the sport for many different reasons but everyone will experience the sense of freedom, discovering and exploring new places, keeping fit and meeting great new people whilst cycling. The team at realbuzz.com wants to give you a taster of this highly enjoyable, varied and often adrenalin-fuelled world of mountain biking where the only limits are your own imagination!

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Mountain biking gear guide

Mountain biking is a fun and enjoyable activity that has huge health and fitness benefits if you stick to a good cycle training routine. To feel the full benefits of this popular sport though, you’ll really need to buy the right gear first. Here’s the realbuzz.com guide to the essential gear that will set you on the path towards mountain biking success.

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The basics of mountain biking

Once you get going, mountain biking is a fun, fit and easy way to stay healthy and fresh. However, it does require preparation in the early days, to avoid injury and stress. Here are realbuzz.com's top four areas that any budding cyclist or fully-fledged mountain biker should prepare for in the build-up to their training program.

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Top 10 tips for starting out in mountain biking

Mountain biking is a brilliant activity to keep you fit and healthy in the great outdoors. However, no matter how well planned your cycling routine is, you′ll not enjoy the full health benefits without the correct kit and equipment. Here′s the realbuzz.com guide on how to stay at the peak of your cycling performance by getting the best out of your equipment.

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The benefits of mountain biking

Mountain biking has numerous health benefits, including building up your cardiovascular system and leg muscles, and is also perfect for those returning from injury as it is a non-load-bearing sport. Here’s some top reasons why you should get involved with mountain biking to improve your health.

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Training rules of mountain biking

Mountain biking can be greatly beneficial when it comes to improving health and fitness but only if you go about your cycling in the right way. Getting the right cycle training program can take time, if you want to mountain bike your way to being fit. Here are realbuzz.com’s top cycle training tips to successfully bring out the mountain biker in you.

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Mountain biking endurance, strength and speed

Throughout your cycling career you will need to develop three key areas to improve your day-to-day mountain biking. Endurance, speed and strength are all vital aspects if you want to cycle your way to a fitter, healthier, injury-free lifestyle. The level of importance of each will depend on the type of cycling you want to do but here’s realbuzz.com’s quick guide to these cycling essentials.

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Mountain manners on a bike

Mountain biking is a great activity for getting you fit and healthy but only if you are considerate to other path users — whether they are cyclists or not. Here’s the realbuzz.com essential guide to manners of the mountainside that will keep you in the good books of fellow riders, and maintain our rural environments for future generations of cyclists to come.

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Top 10 ways to prevent mountain biking injuries

There is nothing worse than beginning a sport and starting to feel the fitness benefits of it, and then getting injured soon after. In the case of mountain biking, accidents and injuries are easy to pick up but there are ways of avoiding them to continue enjoying your cycling routine. Here’s realbuzz.com’s guide to avoiding injuries while mountain biking and cycling your way to safety.

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General mountain bike maintenance

Taking good care of your mountain bike is of paramount importance, not only to maintain your safety, but also to ensure you get many good years out of your bike. By paying attention to your mountain bike — notably the wheels, tires, cables, handlebars and bike chain — you will soon get the most out of your mountain biking.

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Cleaning and lubricating your mountain bike

Mountain bike manufacturers use modern materials and designs to ensure your bike can withstand the stresses you put it through. However, it is still essential to regularly clean and lubricate your bike's vital components.

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Adjusting brakes and gears on a mountain bike

If you want to get around safely on your mountain bike, you will obviously need to rely on your brakes and be able to change gears when necessary. To make sure you can do this, simply follow our advice here on how to correctly adjust your brake and gear cables — which will enable you to enjoy your mountain biking experience more!

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Emergency repairs to a mountain bike

No matter how much regular maintenance you carry out on your mountain bike, it is still almost inevitable that you will at some point suffer some form of mechanical breakdown while riding your bike. However, having the right knowledge means that you will be able to quickly and easily continue your ride without having to take a long walk home. Check out realbuzz.com’s advice on how to make emergency repairs on the move!

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