Get into mountain biking

All you need to know

Mountain biking is an activity that allows you to enjoy the great outdoors on two wheels, free from other vehicular traffic. It's great fun but can be intimidating for a beginner who's not sure where to go, what bike and equipment they need and what trails are safe to ride on.

Our Get Into Mountain Biking section on BikeRadar covers all of this. If you don't yet have a bike then our best mountain bikes for under £500 and best mountain bikes for under $1000 are the perfect places to start. We also have guides to the other essential equipment you need to safely ride on the trails, as well as fitness and technique tips and some of the best places that we've found to go mountain biking.

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