How did you get into mountain biking? Maybe you saw a gnarly POV clip pop up on your Facebook feed, or perhaps you caught a glimpse of your neighbours downhill steed before they tucked it away in their garage. Either way, that was all it took. Once you caught the mountain biking bug there was no getting rid of it.
Of course, no one told you what effect this would have on your wallet. First, you buy a £500 starter bike. Next thing you know, you’re £10,000 in the hole, constantly browsing new bikes online, and using the word ‘shred’ a lot. How did this happen?!
One purchase leads to another, which leads to another and another! IFHT Films sums up this mountain biking addiction (umm…I mean passion) in this hilarious video on bike buying. Watch (and relate) to the rabbit hole that is mountain biking.
To learn how to maintain, repair and service your bike(s), check out our bicycle maintenance guide series.