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These are the items we wish we had when we first started mountain biking. You don’t need a fancy kit to enjoy the sport, just a few reliable pieces to get the job done.

Trek X-Caliber 8

Aluminum hardtail for new riders or NICA athletes. Learn more.


G-Form Pro-X2 Knee Pads

Save 15% Off Non-Sale Items (US only) with Code singletracks15. Learn more.


Fox Ranger Cargo Shorts

Technical shorts with detachable liner and mountain bike chamois.


Leatt 2.0 DBX Helmet

Lightweight plus it includes rotational impact protection for under $100. (MIPS version?)

$49.98   MSRP: $99.99

Fox Ranger Glove

Skip the gel/half finger/velco gloves and start with this comfortable pair.


Bike Tool Kit

Basic tool kit for most home bike repairs.

$39.99   MSRP: $79.99

ZOIC Navaeh Short

Women-specific spandex liner with cycling pad provides targeted, supportive cushioning.


CamelBak Podium Flow Belt

Comfortable and roomy enough for short 1-2 hour rides. Learn more.


Santa Cruz Hightower (2017)

Find a great deal on a high-end, certified pre-owned bike from the Pro’s Closet. Learn more.


Sport Mechanic Repair Stand

Inexpensive repair stand. Learn more.


Five Ten Freerider

A classic flat pedal shoe with lots of grip! Learn more.

$80.00   MSRP: $100.00

GoPro HERO7 Silver

Analyze all the lines and improve your riding.


Handup Socks

Do yourself a favor and wear wicking technical socks when you ride.


Stan’s NoTubes Tubeless System

Every ride will be better without flats. Learn more.


Saris Bones 3-Bike Rack

The reasonably priced rack features a classic design and works with most vehicles.

$151.47   MSRP: $179.99

Marin Nail Trail 6 29

29″ trail hardtail, currently on sale for $840.

$839.99   MSRP: $1,299.99

Ride Concepts Livewire

A comfortable women’s shoe for a wide variety of riding. Learn more.

$80.00   MSRP: $100.00

Shimano PD-M530 Pedals

Ready to transition from flats to clipless? Learn more.

$54.99   MSRP: $55.00

Boeshield T9 Liquid

Don’t make the noob mistake of using WD-40 on your chain. Learn more.

$3.59   MSRP: $4.00

Endura Hummvee Lite II

These shorts include a removable chamois liner at an affordable price.

$69.97   MSRP: $99.99

Topeak Mini 20 Pro Multitool

You may not know how to use all the tools yet, but pack one of these and you’ll be a pro in no time.


Big Blue Book of Bicycling Repair

How to fix it all.


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