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Becoming a Mountain Biker



9. Hardtail or a fully?

When mountain biking started in the early 1980s, the bikes were all without any suspension. In the middle of 1990s, suspension forks (front suspension) started to invade the market and became standard by the end of the decade. At that time full suspended bikes stared the invasion as well, and are slowly taking over today.


A decent suspension fork can prevent many a fall over the handlebar, whereas rear suspension only adds to comfort and results in much higher speed of riding, which consequently leads to more serious injuries in a case of an accident! It is up to you then.





SPD pedals


1. Intro

2. What kind of bike?

3. For how much?

4. Where to buy?

5. How to buy?

6. The right size

7. Initial adjustments

8. The weight

9. Hardtail or a fully?

10. Obligatory accessories






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17. junij 2004 

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