Our friend Hans Rey, who is one of the most experienced mountain bikers in the world shares his bike buying tips with us just in time for Christmas. Take a look👀
-“Find out what you really want and what you really need,” says Hans.
-“Get the right size frame according to your height. Persons taller than 6-foot-4 should seriously consider a 29-inch bike, while short people should consider smaller wheels.
-“If you ride fire roads and smooth trails, a hardtail might do the job. Personally, I would prefer plus-size tires on a hardtail; the big tires will act like suspension and will take the edge off.
-If you like downhill trails or ride rough and technical terrain, there is no other option than full suspension in my opinion; 130 to 160mm is a good choice of travel.
“Don’t just buy a bike because you like the price tag or color. Make sure it’s the right bike for you.”
Mountain Bike Action is a monthly magazine devoted to all things mountain biking (yes, that’s 12 times a year because we never take a month off of mountain biking). It has been around since 1986 and we’re still having fun.