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Mountain bike tips for beginners: adrenaline and pleasure instead of fear and panic

Which mountain bike, which speed, which tour? Mountain bike newbies have to deal with some questions. At the same time, hikers are always drawn to the region, and when they see the diverse mountain bike trails, they suddenly feel just as keen to get on their bikes. However, a lack of knowledge prevents them from doing so at the last moment. With our mountain bike tips for beginners, we want to remedy this situation.


Mountain bike and equipment tips

The right bike and the right equipment are the be-all and end-all for every beginner. Ideally, however, you should not search for the right vehicle on your own, because there are a few things to consider here. We therefore recommend relying on specialists. In Saalbach-Hinterglemm there are more than 10 providers who assist MTB beginners with tips and tricks and help them find the right equipment. Especially if you are still unsure whether the sport suits you, it is also a good idea to rent a bike for your first mountain bike vacation in Saalbach. For this you will find numerous sports stores and mountain bike stores with their own bike rental in our region.

Now it’s time to get down to business

Pedaling and building up speed can probably be done by anyone. Driving over hill and dale while still keeping your balance in curves, on the other hand, requires a bit more skill and experience. Your own driving technique is therefore just as important as the right equipment. To do this, first practice braking correctly. In doing so, you should shift your weight slightly to the rear and apply the brakes in doses at the front and rear at the same time. It is also essential to drive with foresight – especially when a curve appears. It’s best to always follow the curve with your eyes – that’s half the battle. For beginners, it is also advisable to brake lightly before each turn, thus reducing the speed. Master a surface with bumps, you should always place both hands on the handlebars. Not every bump can be seen in time and a firm grip will allow you to level it out or cushion it.


Fun and the right track

Nobody is born a master – so mountain bike beginners should get to know the trails and routes they want to explore well in advance. Especially length, altitude and difficulty are important factors. The most important tip for mountain biking beginners, however, is in our view the following: Mountain biking should first and foremost be fun – always keep that in mind. This is essential to keep you on the ball as a newbie. It is therefore not a good idea to overstrain yourself on your first ride and overestimate your own fitness. The motto should rather be: start slowly and focus on routes that are actually suitable for beginners.

Park for beginners in Saalbach-Hinterglemm

Our final tip in the region especially for MTB beginners: In Saalbach-Hinterglemm a “Learn To Ride Park” has been created. This is located next to the Kohlmaisbahn on the Turmwiese and offers beginners a total of five trails. Here you can practice to your heart’s content and gradually familiarize yourself with the sport, later moving on to the more advanced offerings.

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