It’s mountain bike season! The dirt is prime and the weather is inviting you to get out for a ride. Many of the trails have recently been worked on and you might not find as good of conditions at any other point of the year. Alongside the new season, comes many unique variables. Mud, sun, rain, and hero dirt can all be found in a single ride. With such a range, it pays to be well-prepared and well-versed in what to expect. To help you make the most of your early season riding, here are 5 essentials you’ll need while on the trail during spring.
Stop wind and rain right in their tracks with a light jacket. Both these weather conditions can come at any time. What’s more, temperatures are known to change as you ascend and then descend. Grab a Loose Riders Jacket which is both wind-proof and water-proof to protect against a variety of conditions… and at a great price point too!
Slippery hands can be dangerous when you’re going mach ten down a jump trail. Unfortunately, this can be a common occurrence, especially during the spring when light rain is a high possibility. Avoid going OTB by investing in a good pair of gloves like Oakley cycling gloves.
Seeing the trail is key to riding safely. In spring, muddy areas can lead to dirt flying everywhere, especially when you ride through. Consequently, getting dirt in your eyes happens more often than we’d like to think. Protect your eyes and enjoy the ride even more with a pair of Smith Performance Glasses.
Pedaling is a sweaty pursuit. And this includes your feet. Not only can sweaty feet lead to the obvious, stinky feet, it can also contribute to how warm your body is on a ride. Grab a pair of Mons Royale riding socks to wick away moisture and prevent the seemingly inevitable stinky feet situation.
Sure, wearing pads while mountain biking seems like the obvious thing to do but we’d like to take this chance to reaffirm its importance. Spring is the time when there’s more likely to be slippery woodwork, wet rocks, and even dry, marble-like dirt. In a nutshell, trail conditions can change on a dime. This means that having proper knee, elbow, and head protection like the gear from POC, could be the difference between a close call and a season ender. Wear your pads!
Spring riding is a time when we all meet again on the trails after a long winter to enjoy the epic conditions. With that, comes unexpected weather, temperatures, and even changing trails. To maximize your fun while minimizing your discomfort, these 5 essentials will keep you safe and happy on your spring ride. For anything and everything else gear related, come into the store
and speak to our friendly staff!