Getting the Right Gear
From Kevin Tisue, former About.com Guide
Getting a Bike
The bike you get for yourself will dictate, more than anything else, the way you ride. Getting a bike that fits you and your riding style is the most critical step when getting geared up. Unfortunately, it's the most difficult step as well. Here's where you'll find all the help you need to get yourself on the right bike.
Accessories and Clothing
There are so many mountain bike accessory and clothing options available that it makes it hard to choose what you want, need, or could do without. Here, you'll find some great guides and resources to help you get mountain bike clothing and other accessories that will work best for you.
Components and Upgrades
Sometimes all you need to get that cool new bike feeling is a new component or upgrade. On the other hand, sometimes things break and you want to replace them with something that won't break next time. You need to figure out what parts will work for you and your riding style and you usually want to have some cash left over when you are done.