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Nothing of what we wear in everydays' life is suitable to go mountain biking: from head to toe. Indeed, there is a specific mtb clothing evolved over the years to ensure comfort and safety. Each part of our body is stressed differently and requires special attentions, ranging from protection to agility: so much that it would be more appropriate to speak of equipment instead of clothing.
Choosing a tour MTB is not a simple thing: it requires time, patience and moments of introspection. A poorly through-out or rushed choice could make you miss this important and involving activity, and maybe discover to have wasted a lot of money. The first question that any good dealer will ask you is: “do you know yourself?” a question about your inclination, your cycling ability. Also evaluate the proportions of your passion: if it is something slowly maturing or if it is only a temporary infatuation. After this brief examination of conscience, let's clear up any commonplace: the saying “cheapest is dearest” in this case is not accurate. We take for granted that we are looking for a vehicle to be used, not a object to be shown.
Contact with the ground, this is the main function of MTB tires: an appropriate choice will determine your safety and fun. But there are many characteristics which will define a right or wrong choice of a mountain bike tire. There are both subjective factors such as your approach to driving, and objective such as soil and bicycle type. About the firsts, no one could understand your needs better than yourself; instead about the objective factors we would like to make some broad considerations.
Seeing so many requests for tips about buying a touring bicycle we have received this summer, I decided to make a brief (and not exhaustive) online search to figure out which touring bicycles are more popular on the market and which make bike travelers more satisfied. Following I will recommend you 5 models that seem to give satisfaction to their owners. Personally, I have always traveled with a MTB by choice and even from necessity and in the last bike trips, in Norway, in North-Eastern Italy and during our ten months in South-East Asia we have ridden a Viner VR 5.5.
From my point of view, it is one of the most underrated accessories for bicycle touring: bicycle racks, both front and rear, when you're travelling, is fundamental; choosing the right one can save you from many jams. A too fragile one may break after a few kilometers, on the other side an heavy one may add unnecessary weight to the bike – in addiction to the luggage. In this article I'll make an overview on bike racks suited for those who are going to front a bike trip, considering the type of travel, and considering what the market does offer too.

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