For those who are looking to explore the great outdoors and stay fit at the same time, there is nothing that is quite like the joyous moment of pedaling like crazy to reach the summit of a mountain, feel the sun on your face, see the stunning scenic views and to feel the wind brushing against your cheeks.Then to come hurling downhill. And all of that, on repeat and repeat every time you cycle. Now tell me if you would not enjoy that. However, a big question for any novice ride, how would one go about in ensuring that one chooses a reliable machine which not only can be enjoyed in while riding but doesn’t require a vast sum at the early stage when still deciding whether mountain biking is the right sports.
I am writing this assuming that you are on a budget when deciding to buy a bike. However, if you are not and you are rather wealthy then please go ahead, purchase any bike that is over $1,000 out there and you would be fine. But if you are looking for a new hobby, or have already decided that cycling is for you but you are also on the hunt for a bargain then we should get some fundamentals down pad first before talking about what is the best mountain bike for a novice rider.
What Are The Set Of Objective Criteria To Determine A Trail-Worthy Bike Just By Examining It?
1. The derailleur hanger: A derailleur hanger’s main purpose is to break away from the mainframe if your bike crashes (and you will crash more often than not) because to replace a derailleur or to realign it is quite inexpensive in comparison to a damaged mainframe. If you break part of your frame, your bike is as good as in a garbage bin. If you see a derailleur that is mounted directly to the frame, you should be very wary. Since derailleur hanger is inexpensive, any good entry bike should have one that is purposeful looking attached to the mainframe, not mounted to it.
2. The threadless stem is not only easier and less costly to service but it is also more rigid, something you will not want to compromise on. Furthermore, if you need to service or replace anything up the front including the fork for a quill system, you will get a choice of either unreliable parts or vintage bike parts which are hard to find.