See here the list of Top 10 best mountain bike under 400. Read the buying guide and other important factors before selecting a mountain bike for you.

How can I find the right mountain bike?

When looking for the right mountain bike, not only technical factors such as the frame size play a role. The field of application is crucial in the choice of mountain bikes. Here you have the choice between so-called hardtail or fully-equipped mountain bikes. If you prefer tours on field and forest roads, downhill without bumps and day trips, a hardtail mountain bike is the right one for you. On flat and smooth terrain, downhill and singletrack with bumps, as well as races and alpine cross, a fully-equipped mountain bike is best. More information about the two mountain bike species we have put together here for you.

How do I find the right saddle for my mountain bike?

Unlike the city bike, choosing the right saddle on mountain bikes is particularly important. Especially on long tours, the saddle must be comfortable and must not have any unpleasant pressure points that disturb the blood circulation. That’s why you should definitely test out different saddle models and test them before you buy until you find the shape that optimally adapts to your buttocks. Nevertheless, the upper should not be too soft, otherwise, the pressure during sitting will not be evenly distributed and the dam will be overburdened. Whether you need a rather wide or narrow saddle, you can easily find out by measuring the distance of your sit bumps.

Which is the most expensive mountain bike in the world?

Priced at an astonishing $ 500,000 (about € 458,947), the House of Solid Gold 24K Gold Extreme Mountain Bike is currently the most expensive mountain bike in the world. Only thirteen people have so far been able to name their bike with its 24-carat gold frame, 600 black diamonds, 500 golden sapphires and alligator leather saddle.

Which was the first mountain bike in the world?

With the Stumpjumper Specialized, today’s Specialized boss Mike Sinyard brought 1981 the first mountain bike in series out.

How do I find the right size for my mountain bike?

When buying a mountain bike, the frame size plays an important role. The optimal frame height for your height or stride you can easily determine in our size chart.

Which are the best mountain bike tires?

Depending on the application different mountain bike tires are suitable. The current test winners of Bike Magazine are the Rocket Ron tires (Cross Country), the Nobby Nic (All Mountain) and the Magic Mary (Enduro) tires from Schwalbe.

When should I change my mountain bike tire or coat?

When you should change the coat of your mountain bike tire depends heavily on the driving intensity. If you often drive on demanding terrain, your tires will naturally wear out faster than if you only occasionally drive on easy-care terrain, such as in the forest. How much your tires are worn out, is mainly due to a weaker grip on uphill/downhill driving. If there are fine cracks in the outer coat or if the studs are mostly worn or broken off, it is time to exchange the tires for a new pair, at least on demanding tours.

When should I change the chain on my mountain bike?

The chain wear can be easily measured with the help of a chain checker. If the chain is okay, but the ride still suffers, this may also be due to a worn cartridge. Check how much the teeth on the sprocket are worn down. A worn cartridge can significantly reduce the driving pleasure even with a new chain, which is why it should be replaced in good time as well as a worn chain.

When was the mountain bike invented?

In 1977, Joe Breeze developed the first mountain bike for Charles Kelly. In 1981 the first mountain bike in series followed with the “Stumpjumper Specialized” by Mike Sinyard.

How can I switch my mountain bike correctly?

Basically you should avoid a chain skew when switching. That means: If you drive on the big leaf, the two big sprockets are avoided. If you drive on the small blade, you should avoid the two smallest sprockets to prevent the chain from grinding. In addition, when driving you should never come under a cadence of 75 revolutions/min. 80-90 turns are perfect. So make sure that you downshift in time – for example, before a steep approach.

When is a mountain bike suitable for public transport?

From the basic equipment, a mountain bike is usually not fit for traffic according to the StVZO. This requires Two brakes, a bicycle bell, at least two cat’s eyes or similar on each wheel, front and rear lights (either dynamo or battery) and pedals with yellow reflectors. Fortunately, these parts can be easily retrofitted on a mountain bike. The reflectors of the pedals can also be retrofitted with clip lamps, so it is not necessary to replace the entire pedal.

What is a fully equipped mountain bike?

A fully equipped mountain bike is a wheel with special suspension, ie in the front and rear wheels. This is different from a hardtail mountain bike, which is sprung only on the front wheel. What are the advantages and disadvantages of a Fully-Bike compared to the Hardtail Mountainbike you can find out here.

What is being trained in mountain biking?

Traditionally, cycling primarily trains the muscles around the legs (front thigh muscles and back calf muscles), back, neck and shoulders. Since muscle parts shorten quickly in case of overuse, you should counteract this with appropriate stretching exercises and underpinned muscle parts – such as the back thigh muscles and front tibia – train separately to prevent postural damage.

What does hardtail mean when mountain biking?

Hardtail is one of two mountain bike types. A hardtail mountain bike has a special suspension on the front wheel, while in a full-suspension bike, the front and rear wheels are cushioned.

Where can and can you ride a mountain bike?

The right of way for mountain bikers in Germany differs depending on the state. Here is a small overview of when you can drive wherein which state with your mountain bike.