Just the Basics [MTB Product Picks]

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Trek Marlin 6

Good starter hardtail for $650.


Anti-Chafe Creme

Don’t make the mistake of riding too much without an underwear supplement.

$17.59   MSRP: $19.99

Basic Bike Tool Kit

A basic tool kit for DIY repairs and maintenance.

$51.99   MSRP: $79.99

Muc-Off Tubeless kit

Sort out most flats before you reach the trail. Learn more.


Flat Pedals

Great entry-level grippy flat pedal, and cool colors too.


Kuat Transfer 2-Bike Hitch Rack

Get your bikes to the trail with this basic, affordable hitch rack. Learn more.


Ride Concepts Livewire

A casual shoe that’s stiff and grippy for trail riding. Learn more.


Giro Fixture MIPS Helmet

This basic helmet looks good and provides a high level of protection for only $65.


Topeak 18+ Multitool

This is a solid multi-tool that has almost everything you need. Learn more.


Salsa Rangefinder Deore

This 29″ modern hardtail just over $1000 has a dropper, 1×10 drivetrain and ready for action.


Club Ride 2-hour Chamois

A chamois with the right amount of padding and cool prints.


Podium Flow Hydration Belt

Large enough to carry the essentials plus a no-leak water bottle Learn more.


Chain Checker

This cheap tool could be key to saving your drivetrain.


Squirt Chain Lube

Don’t forget this biodegradable chain lube.


Park’s Big Blue Book of Bicycle Repair

No repair job it too difficult when you have the right instructions and tools to do it.


Pearl Izumi Canyon Short

This lightweight women’s short has a chamois and reasonable coverage.


Merino Wool Socks

Wool socks keep feet comfortable and minimize stink.


Fox Ranger Glove

Men’s and women’s gloves fit for any ride.


Five Ten Freerider Pro

A classic flat pedal mountain bike shoe. Learn more.


Zoic Ether Short

Comfortable and affordable mountain bike shorts Learn more.


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