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Essential safety gear for mountain biking beginners


The most important part of a good ride is staying safe so you can ride again soon. In this post, we will talk about gear that is intended to increase safety while riding including helmets, pads and protection, gloves and glasses. 

First, let’s start by talking about what protects the most important part of our body: our brain. A bike helmet is required to help manage risk while riding. All modern bike helmets need to pass safety standards determined by the Consumer Products Safety Commission, and most manufacturers recommend a five-year lifespan for bike helmets. Helmet makers have noticed that, over time, the foam can degrade from environmental factors. When I am picking out a new helmet I base my choice on three factors: type of riding, proper fit and safety features. 

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