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DISCLAIMER. MOUNTAIN BIKING CAN BE DANGEROUS. YOU JOIN US AT YOUR OWN RISK.

SAFETY BRIEFING.

  • Wear a helmet. Despite recent advances in medical science, brains still cannot be mended nor replaced.
  • Wear gloves or mitts. Hands often hit the ground first. Cuts and grazes invite infection and a hospital visit.
  • Wear eye protection, it only takes a twig or thorn to lose an eye. Crud catchers are a good idea in mucky weather.
  • When downhilling, for your own protection, allow plenty of space behind the rider in front.
  • Bring a bare minimum emergency tool kit and a spare inner tube.
  • Breakdowns are a bore. Plan not to have any by ensuring your bike is in perfect working order.
  • Punctures are also tedious. You can minimise them by fitting latex tubes, slime tubes or running tubeless tyres.

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Second hand bikes

Hi, I have just retired, and thought that as I am no longer cycling to work, it would be nice to try a little off-road cycling.
I am hoping to buy a second-hand bike to keep the cost down - preferably a large (I'm 6'1") hardtail with hydraulic disc brakes, but anything considered.
If anyone knows of any such bikes, or places that sell second-hand bikes, I'd be very grateful for the information.
Thanks, Mike

Re: Second hand bikes

Hi Mike,
I'm considering selling a bike which is ideal for the local trails, the only issues(unique features) are that it is fully rigid and singlespeed. I presume this is not what you are after at the current time?

Re: Second hand bikes

Thanks, but I already have unsprung bikes. With gears, though. Just tried a hardtail MB at Lee Valley and loved it (possibly even more than the velodrome!).